The Volvo Cars manufacturing plant in Chengdu, China is now powered by 100% renewable electricity, taking the company’s global renewable electricity mix in its manufacturing network to 80%.
This change is estimated to reduce the plant’s carbon dioxide emissions by more than 11,000 tonnes per year.
The company’s largest plant in China will be powered with 65% hydropower, while the remainder will come from solar, wind and other renewable sources.
Javier Varela, Head of Industrial Operations and Quality, said: “Securing a fully renewable electricity supply for our largest plant in China is a significant milestone and underlines our commitment to taking concrete, meaningful action.”
Volvo Cars has an ambition to reach climate-neutral manufacturing by 2025.