Volvo Cars commits to leather-free pure electric cars

Volvo Cars commits to leather-free pure electric cars

By 2025, the company is aiming for 25% of the material in new Volvo cars to consist of recycled and bio-based content.

Volvo Cars is taking an ethical stand for animal welfare in its fully electric cars. Starting with the new C40 Recharge, all of the company’s new fully electric Volvo models will be completely leather-free. By 2030 Volvo Cars says it aims to offer only fully electric cars – all of them leather-free.

As part of its ambitions to go completely leather-free, Volvo Cars says it is working actively to find high-quality and sustainable sources for many materials currently used in the wider car industry. By 2025, the company is aiming for 25% of the material in new Volvo cars to consist of recycled and bio-based content. As part of its climate action plans, it also aims for all of its immediate suppliers, including material suppliers, to use 100% renewable energy by 2025.

The company says its move toward leather-free interiors is also driven by a concern about the negative environmental impacts of cattle farming, including deforestation. Instead of leather interior options, Volvo Cars will offer its customers alternatives such as high-quality sustainable materials made from bio-based and recycled sources.

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For example, Nordico, a new interior material created by Volvo Cars, will consist of textiles made from recycled material such as PET bottles, bio-attributed material from sustainable forests in Sweden and Finland, and corks recycled from the wine industry. This material will make its debut in the next generation of Volvo models. Volvo Cars will also continue to offer wool blend options from suppliers that are certified to source responsibly, as the company looks to ensure full traceability and animal welfare in its wool supply chain. Volvo Cars is also looking to reduce the use of residual products from livestock production commonly used within or in the production of plastics, rubber, lubricants and adhesives, either as part of the material or as a process chemical in the material’s production or treatment.

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