The car manufacturer Volvo is increasingly committed to animal welfare: starting with the Crossover C40 Recharge Pure Electric are all fully electric Volvo models in the future without leather ancestors, as the company announces. The Swedish premium car manufacturer will launch a completely new e-auto family in the coming years. And from 2030 only pure electric cars are offered.
Volvo Cars works actively on replacing many materials currently in the entire automotive industry and to find high quality and sustainable sources. By 2025, the company wants to use 25 percent of recycled and bio-based materials in new vehicles – even to become a fully circulatory company by 2040. As part of its climate protection plans, the company also strives for all immediate suppliers, including material suppliers, to 100 percent renewable energies by 2025.
The step to the leather-free interior is also driven by concern for the negative environmental impact of livestock and the deforestation of the forests. It is estimated that farm animals are responsible for around 14 percent of the worldwide-caused greenhouse gas emissions – most of the livestock is eliminated.
New materials from sustainable sources
Instead of leather, Volvo offers sustainable materials from bio-based and recycled sources. For example, the Swedes have developed Nordico for the interior. It consists of textiles made of recycled materials such as PET bottles, bio-based material from sustainably farmed forests in Sweden and Finland as well as recycled corks from the wine industry. With this material, which is used in the next model generation, Volvo wants to set a new standard for the interior design in the premium segment.
Volvo will continue to offer wool mixtures of suppliers who are certified responsible for responsible procurement. The company wants to ensure full traceability and thus to ensure animal welfare in its supply chain for wool. “As advanced car manufacturers, we have to deal with all the areas of sustainability, not only with CO2 emissions,” says Stuart Templar, with Volvo Cars worldwide responsible for sustainability. “A responsible procurement, also with respect for animal welfare, is an important part of this work. The renunciation of leather in our electric cars is a good next step.”
The leather-free interior is only the beginning
Volvo Cars also wants to reduce the use of so-called residual products from animal husbandry. These are usually used in or in the production of plastics, rubber, lubricants and adhesives – either as part of the material itself or as a process chemical in the manufacture or processing. For the company this is only consistent: the waiver of leather is a step in the right direction, the automobile interior is not even vegan alone.
With the aim of replacing these materials as much as possible, Volvo wants to occupy a strong and ethical position. The automobile manufacturer wants to contribute to a lower demand for materials that contain animal products, and thus reduce animal suffering or. impede.
“It’s a challenge to find products and materials that support the animal welfare. But that’s no reason to avoid this important topic, “says Stuart Templar. “It’s a way that is worthwhile. Those who think progressively and sustainably needs to ask themselves difficult questions and actively try to find answers to it.”
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6 thoughts on “Volvo dispenses in all new E cars on leather”
I think that’s great!
The problem is only that in the end becomes out of it, you can also pay the waste of the equipment too expensive. And Volvo is Master, but others can that too:
Earlier: basic model without chrome, 1500 € cheaper
Name today: Night package, 1000 € more expensive
Previous: basic equipment inside without leather, 1000 € cheaper
Names today: Vegane equipment, 3000 € more expensive
Earlier: basic model, which creates only 180 km / h, 10.000 € cheaper
Name today self-restriction, costs 10.000 € more than the competition
Why is only used in BEVs on such materials?
If the rest is not dirty enough
Hmm – so you can be wrong!
I always thought leather would be a renewable raw material.
What are we doing now with the animal skins of the dead cows that have already been processed to schnitzels?
Here you just jump on a trend on the right in is.
The buyer probably feels greatly great because he has just saved so many cows before the safe death and then rewards himself with a delicious burger in the Drive-in at McDoof!
I find it good. I support.
What is such a Volvo cost?
When are the smaller ones on models come?
My goodness….Then the saddlers will benefit from it when the users of such a car are changing it into the desired leather. So what?