Volvo Sustainability | Lafayette LA

Volvo Cars has fairly ambitious plans for reducing their company’s impact on the environment, and we’re all about it. Giles Volvo Cars stocks our area’s premium inventory of new Volvo sedans and SUVs , including the Recharge line, and we know our customers will be happy to learn Volvo’s vision of sustainability. The environment impacts all of us, especially our delicate ecosystem here in Lafayette, LA, so keep reading to learn more about how Volvo Cars plans to do their part in protecting the planet from auto pollutants.

Omtanke: The Philosophy

It means “caring” and “consideration,” but also “to think again.” The Swedish word “omtanke” summarizes the Volvo philosophy of protecting what’s important to you. You can clearly see this commitment in your Volvo model’s safety system with its plethora of innovative features, and it extends to Volvo’s approach to sustainability as well. Volvo is a human-centric car company, which makes them care for the environment in which we live. Omtanke makes Volvo think again every time they make a decision that will affect the world and the lives of the people who drive their cars.

Climate-Neutral: The Plan

In 2020
It was the start of Volvo’s complete line of plug-in hybrids and pure electric cars, including the first pure electric SUV: the XC40 Recharge.
By 2025
Volvo’s goal is for 50% of cars sold to be pure electric, and the rest hybrids.
By 2040
It’s a big commitment, but Volvo aspired to be climate-neutral across the full value chain.

So here are the details of Volvo’s plan for true sustainability — and it’s one of the most ambitious climate plans in the car industry. Volvo aims to reduce CO2 emissions per car by 40% between now and 2025. It’s the first tangible step toward achieving the long-term goal of being a climate-neutral company by 2040. While the growing lineup of pure electric Volvo cars is impressive, it’s not enough, which is why Volvo extends their climate ambitions to include reducing tailpipe emissions through all-out electrification. That’s right — the aim is to eventually have the entire Volvo lineup pure electric, even extending to the manufacturing network, Volvo’s wider operations, supply chain and the approach to recycling and reuse of materials.

Giles Gives Back

Just like our favorite auto manufacturer, Giles Volvo Cars likes to make our environment a better place to live. We’re committed to giving back to our community, which is why we’ve partnered with a number of causes that our values are in line with. You can join us in our mission to support organizations right here in Louisiana that help grieving parents, raise funds for Lafayette teachers, donate to the hungry and more.

If you’d like to learn more about Volvo Cars’ sustainability efforts or if you’d like to partner with us in our Giles Gives Back initiative, stop by Giles Volvo Cars located at 111 South City Parkway, Lafayette, LA 70503, or contact us online. We proudly serve those from Baton Rouge, Lake Charles, Alexandria and New Orleans.