Another Volvo Plant to go CO2-Free


Making news last year by turning one of its Swedish truck factories into the world's first CO2-free automotive plant, Volvo has done it again. Volvo’s second assembly plant, this time in Ghent, Belgium, will be entirely powered with renewables by next year. Heat and electricity for the assembly plant will come entirely from an on-site biofuel facility and three wind-turbines. The move is not isolated, but falls into a set of broader efforts to reduce and eliminate petroleum use. Sweden has set a goal of severing its fossil fuel use altogether by 2020. Volvo has also been experimenting with petroleum-free electric vehicles. An electric car built in a carbon-neutral factory would be an exciting first. :: Green Car Congress