Volvo Car has become the first brand in Brazil to sell more than 500 100% electric vehicles in 2022 and established itself as the leading brand in the segment, as well as having two electric cars at the top of the national ranking – XC40 and C40.
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The first 100% electric car from the Swedish brand, the XC40 Recharge Pure Electric, arrived in the country in September 2021 and was joined by the C40 Recharge, launched more than a month ago. Counting from the start of sales of each model, more than 900 units of electric vehicles have already been sold.
The Swedish brand also holds the first position among hybrid and electric vehicles in Brazil with a market share of 40.12% in the first quarter of 2022.
“For Volvo this is another great achievement, we are changing the industry in Brazil”, celebrates João Oliveira, General Director of Operations and Innovation at Volvo Car Brasil.
“Winning the sales record in just the fourth month of the year means a lot to us, who have always believed in electricity distribution and have been working on expansion, investing not only in new models, but also in the country’s infrastructure”, he said. he says.
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Volvo Cars’ ambition is to be 100% electric by 2030. Brazil is a pioneer in this brand strategy, with all of its fleet already electrified, including all hybrid and electric models in its portfolio.
“The decision to make our ships 100% electric seemed like something daring and creative, but for us it was always something bigger”, explains Oliveira. “Electrification has never been just an area within Volvo Car Brasil, it is closely linked to our purpose”, says the executive.
With the electrification, in addition to meeting the company’s international ambitions, “we were able to make mobility less aggressive to the environment and start a new era in the automotive industry”, he emphasizes.