Volvo, the automaker of European proportions, has recently made huge news. Their site in Sweden is officially the first climate neutral car manufacturing plant. This is essentially a huge milestone. They venture to make the global reach of their network climate neutral by the year 2025. This is really great news as the century-old manufacturer has employed about 42,000 folks from the Torslanda headquarters.
Furthermore, Volvo is really happy about having made their carbon footprint smaller. This is with the confidence that they’ll be totally climate neutral by 2040. Therefore, Volvo is one leg of the race closer. Moreso than any other company that builds automobiles clean of any climate allegiance.
When they released the press notification, Volvo has been coming from a place of swapping traditions, as it turns out.
How, exactly? Torslanda is only the eldest of their facilities. The factory is climate neutral for sure but they only have it like that so after making zero net increases from greenhouse gas emissions. These head towards the atmosphere, as an effect of heating and electricity. The Torslanda plant is on thanks to climate neutral electricity but has been adding climate neutral heating additionally. There’s a half of the heating that arrives out of biogas. Meanwhile, the other is directly sourced from district heating out of industrial waste. This is a snippet of what they had to say: “Apart from becoming climate neutral, Torslanda also constantly reduces the amount of energy it uses. Targeted improvements in its operations during 2020 resulted in annualized energy savings of almost 7,000 megawatt-hours (MWh), equal to the annual energy usage of over 450 Swedish family homes..”
Onwards, Volvo Cars plans to maintain even more efficient upgrades for lighting and heating in the area. This in turn could grow upwards to annual energy savings for 20,000 Megawatts per hour by the age of 2023. Volvo is dedicating their sites to create renewable electricity generation capacity on-site for every manufacturing facility to reach climate neutral goals.