Volvo Cars today started production of the C40 Recharge, its latest fully electric model, at its manufacturing plant i
n Ghent, Belgium.
The C40 Recharge is Volvo Cars’ second fully electric car and is the latest in a series of new pure electric cars to be launched in the coming years. By 2030, Volvo Cars aims to sell only fully electric cars, one of the most ambitious electrification strategies in the car industry. It also aims to be a climate neutral company by 2040.
The Ghent plant, one of the company’s largest, is a trailblazer in Volvo Cars’ move towards all-out electrification. It also produces the XC40 Recharge, the fully electric version of the company’s award-winning compact SUV and Volvo Cars’ first fully electric model.
Volvo Cars is increasing electric car capacity at the Ghent facility considerably, to 135,000 cars per year, and already expects more than half of the plant’s production volume in 2022 to consist of fully electric cars.
“The C40 Recharge is a car that represents our future,” said Javier Varela, senior vice president for industrial operations and quality at Volvo Cars. “Our manufacturing operations and a close collaboration with our suppliers are key in achieving our future ambitions in terms of electrification and climate neutrality. Our Ghent plant is ready for an all-electric future and will be an important part of our global industrial network for the years to come.”