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Driving Electric in Barrington, Illinois

Chances are if you are reading this, you have an electric vehicle or are considering an electric vehicle. Among the many reasons to seriously consider going with an electric vehicle, including lower fueling costs, and less greenhouse gas output.

There are two kinds of electric vehicles on the market - gas/electric hybrid vehicles and fully electric vehicles. A gas/electric hybrid will usually have a limited driving range solely on the electric engine and then will switch to gas powered either when you want to add acceleration or when the electric storage has run out.

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Volvo: The Future is Electric

Volvo Cars is taking a bold lead with electrification in the auto industry. As the first major premium car brand to commit to a hybrid or full-electric powertrain for all our models, we aim to drive the automotive sector forward, improve the quality of the air in our cities and increase our success as a business.

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Volvo Safe Driving: Aiming for Zero

Driven by saving lives

Safe driving is at the heart of Volvo Cars. Our founders said: “Cars are driven by people – the guiding principle behind everything we make at Volvo, therefore, is and must remain safety.” Those values remain intact, and in 2008 we set out our vision that by 2020 nobody should be seriously injured or killed in a new Volvo car.

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Volvo: Innovation is in our DNA

At Volvo Cars, we always keep moving forward by developing new technologies. Innovation is in our DNA. That same innovative spirit is the basis for our ambitions for the coming years around electrification, safety, autonomous drive and connectivity.

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Volvo Sustainability (Omtanke)

Our climate plan

Volvo Cars has one of the most ambitious climate plans in the car industry. We aim to reduce our CO2 emissions per car by 40 percent between now and 2025, a first tangible step towards our long-term goal of becoming climate neutral by 2040. We realise that electrification alone is not enough, and so our climate ambitions go beyond radically reducing tailpipe emissions through all-out electrification. We will also tackle carbon emissions in our manufacturing network, our wider operations, our supply chain and through our approach to recycling and reuse of materials.

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