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Volvo C40 start of production in Ghent - Copyright Volvo

Volvo C40 Recharge Pure Electric - Start of production in Ghent

Production of the new Volvo C7 Recharge Pure Electric started today on October 2021, 40 in Ghent, Belgium. With the second fully electrically powered model, the Swedish premium car manufacturer is continuing its conversion strategy. In addition, according to its own statements, Volvo wants to be a climate-neutral company by 2040.

The Ghent plant is one of the company's largest locations and is an important pillar in the production of the brand's electric cars. The Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric - the fully electric version of the compact SUV - also rolls off the assembly line here.

In the course of the model launch, Volvo claims that it will increase its production capacity for electric vehicles in Ghent to 135.000 units per year. In 2022, the company expects that more than half of all vehicles produced at the site will have a fully electric drive.

"The Volvo C40 Recharge represents our future," said Javier Varela, Senior Vice President, Industrial Operations and Quality at Volvo Cars. “Our production activities and close cooperation with our suppliers are key prerequisites for us to be able to achieve our goals with regard to electrification and climate neutrality. Our Ghent plant is ready for a fully electric future and will play an important role in our global production network in the years to come. "

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