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According to Greg Maruszewski, Managing Director at Volvo Car South Africa, the launch of the Volvo C40 Recharge marks yet another significant step when it comes to Volvo Cars’ commitment to minimising its environmental impact and making the cities of the future cleaner.
“Volvo Cars is focused on reducing the carbon emissions of both its products as well as its operations. We have placed electrification at the core of our future business. This strategy is not only about saving the planet. It is also about the customer. South Africans are increasingly demanding electrified cars and we want to respond to our customers’ current and future needs,” he explains.
Those needs include a vehicle that is not only environmentally friendly but also elegant and stylish. “All modern Volvo cars boast styling that takes traditional Scandinavian design cues – such as clean, simple lines and controlled surfaces – and combines them with classic proportions and striking details to create a distinctive range of premium cars. Add interiors that feature the finest natural materials, skilled craftsmanship and lots of natural light, and any Volvo is a luxurious, elegant, relaxing place in which to travel. Precisely the same will apply to our range of electric cars,” says Maruszewski.
The next step in Volvo’s local electrification journey takes place this month, when the company announces the launch of the XC40 Recharge Pure Electric into South Africa. “While launch plans for the Volvo C40 Recharge in the South African market have yet to be finalised, we are delighted to bring our first all-electric car to this country. It is a very important step in our plans to sell only pure electric cars by 2030,” Maruszewski concludes.