With the globe waking up to the developing topic of climate change and the effects it has on economies around the world, major manufacturing brands will have to adjust their business models not only to be greener, but to ensure they keep up with what consumers demand out of products. Consumers are becoming more and more aware of the environment and how their needs effect the climate crisis.
Volvo is no stranger to making changes to its products to keep up with consumer behaviour. Volvo is the 1st company to collaborate with Google to create an operating system that integrates android into the vehicle’s functionality. A full Android Automotive Operating System with applications such google assistant and google maps that can be updated from the Google Play Store.
This operating system will be in Volvo’s new fully electric XC40. Volvo CEO Håkan Samuelsson has stated: “Volvo must have the same reputation for sustainability as it does for safety”. The fully electric XC40 boasts an impressive battery life capable of driving for 400 km on a single charge. It can also charge to 80 percent in just 40 minutes.
No official word on when the fully electric XC40 will reach the South African market. It’s 1st unveiling was on the 16th of October 2019. Volvo says all its plug-in cars from here on out will feature the Recharge brand.
Be sure to keep an eye on CMH Volvo Cars Bryanston’s social media and stock list for further news regarding its release.