Volvo to make transition to full electric vehicles in Australia by 2026

Volvo invented the three point seat belt, gave it away to the entire automotive industry as they wanted to save lives said MD of Volvo Cars Australia Stephen Connor.

Volvo recently organised a retail experience at Volvo Cars Five Dock in Sydney where company officials confirmed that while globally Volvo is firmly committed to becoming an electric-car only carmaker by 2030, in Australia it will make the transition to full electric vehicles happen by 2026.

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While speaking exclusively to The Australia Today Managing Director of Volvo Car Australia Stephen Connor also mentioned that Volvo invented the three point seat belt but gave it away to the entire automotive industry without patenting it as they wanted to save lives.

Stephen Connor, Managing Director of Volvo Car Australia said that Volvo Cars encourages a working culture that welcomes different perspectives as it believes it unlocks every person’s full potential.

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“We are human-centric and embrace honesty, transparency, respect, empowerment and authenticity.  We protect what’s important to you and the generations to come, always”.

Volvo has long cherished its mantra as a manufacturer of one of the world’s safest car brands. But is also places sustainability and caring for the environment on that same mantle emphasised Mr Connor.

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A number of current product name plates were on show including the XC90, XC40, and XC60 and the audience had the opportunity to take a test drive which included eminent guests from the business community, multicultural media and Indian diaspora.

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Volvo Cars’ seven seat Volvo XC90 won yet another award, the 2023 Wheels Best Large Luxury SUV while according to the company its multi award winning Volvo XC40 is outselling its competition and maintaining its position as the number one in its segment.

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In June Volvo Car Australia announced the pricing of the EX30, its smallest ever electric SUV which boasts the smallest carbon footprint of any Volvo produced to date. The vehicle already has well over one thousand orders.

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“Our EX30 is paired with an attractive price, and this creates an opportunity to reach new consumers groups with our offering of safe, sustainable luxury mobility. All of this places us in good stead toward our accelerated strategy of being an all-electric car company by 2026”, added Mr Connor.

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