Volvo has announced that starting with the C40 Recharge, all electric vehicle (EV) models will be leather-free.
According to Volvo, the decision to only sell electric cars from 2030 comes as a result of the company taking an ethical stand for animal welfare.
By 2025, 25 percent of Volvo EV interiors will feature recycled and bio-based materials.
Sweden’s Nordico uses a combination of textiles from recycled PET bottles, bio-attributed material from sustainable forests in Sweden and Finland, and corks recycled from the wine industry.
Sustainability is now just as important as safety. Starting with the introduction of the new #C40Recharge, all fully electric models will be 100% leather- free.
— Volvo Cars (@volvocars) September 23, 2021
The next generation of Volvo vehicles will feature this material, in addition to wool blend options.
Volvo also says it is actively searching for high-quality and sustainable sources for many of the materials currently used in the industry.
Its policy decisions are also aligned with Volvo’s focus on being sustainable and progressive, as it is with many automakers.