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Volvo announces to make all its models leather-free by 2030

By Shubhangi on Sep 24, 2021 | 03:34 AM IST


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All Volvo Cars models will be leather-free by 2030, announced the company.
Volvo aims to use recycled and bio-based content for quarter of materials used in new cars by 2050.

Volvo Cars aims to make all its models leather-free by 2030, the Swedish firm announced on Thursday in a move to make their vehicles more sustainable.

Volvo also said it aims that quarter of the material used in its new cars to “consist of recycled and bio-based content” by 2025.

Though, the company pledges to not use leather in its vehicles, it would “continue to offer wool blend options from suppliers that are certified to source responsibly.”

Volvo will use Nordico, made up of textiles derived from recycled materials, as one of its interior materials.

In a statement, Stuart Templar, Volvo Cars’ director of global sustainability, said: “Finding products and materials that support animal welfare will be challenging, but that is no reason to avoid this important issue.”

In March, Volvo Cars said it plans to become a “fully electric car company” by 2030.

“There is no long-term future for cars with an internal combustion engine,” Henrik Green, Volvo Cars’ chief technology officer, said at the time. “We are firmly committed to becoming an electric-only car maker and the transition should happen by 2030,” Green said.

Many other automakers have also announced their plans to avoid and replace leather for their vehicles.

In 2019, Tesla Inc, owned by Elon Musk, said the interior of its Model 3 was “100% leather-free.”

As climate change and environmental issues grab attention globally, a range of sectors are choosing sustainable options for packaging and delivering their products.

(With inputs from CNBC)

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