Reducing Carbon Emissions
We are committed to the ambitions and climate change goals of the Paris Agreement. From a lifecycle perspective, the vast majority of emissions occur during the use phase of our products and therefore our first priority is to develop solutions that reduce the carbon emissions from transportation and machinery.
Energy-efficient products and solutions mean significant savings for our customers and, at the same time, better environmental performance and less climate impact. Already today, we offer leading, fossil free alternatives such as zero emission vehicles in our core segments. While numbers of sold electric vehicles are small today compared with traditional combustion drivelines, this transition to low carbon transport and infrastructure is on-going and will increase rapidly. Our ambition is to sell 100% fossil free Volvo Group vehicles from 2040, to be CO2 neutral by 2050.
Powered by alternative fuels such as sustainable biofuels and hydrogen, the combustion engine will continue to play a significant role for our customers’ ability in reducing carbon emissions (CO2). We will continue to improve the efficiency of existing technology and we have high expectations for the use of renewable fuels derived from vegetable or organic origin in regions where sustainable supply can be provided. The sustainable aspect is important to avoid adverse effects on biodiversity, food-security etc.
Hydrogen powered offer
For trucks with heavy loads and on long distances, hydrogen is a highly interesting alternative to reduce carbon emissions. Our goal is to offer heavy-duty vehicles with fuel cells for demanding long-haul applications in series production in the second half of the decade.
Environmental footprint calculator
Based on our life cycle management knowledge, compare vehicles, drivelines, fuels, electricity grid and calculate the environmental footprint differs from one solution to another.
The Volvo LIGHTS project will demonstrate the ability of battery electric vehicles to improve freight and warehouse efficiencies, reduce emissions and improve public health – particularly in disadvantaged communities.