Staff Reporter –
As Volvo Cars globally celebrates its 96th anniversary Volvo Car India and its business partners are also taking part in the celebrations. The employees of Volvo Car India drove a fleet of Volvo cars on the roads of Delhi NCR celebrating their brand & its heritage. Led by Managing Director Mr. Jyoti Malhotra, driving their all electric model XC40 Recharge. Business partners are using the occasion to celebrate by strengthening their connect with customers.
“We today mark 96 years of technical excellence and globally benchmarked safety standards and what better way to celebrate it than showcasing your product. This is the inspiration behind our drive today. 96 years has been a long journey and today as we stand on the cusp of becoming an all-electric company by 2030 we in India commit ourselves to even higher levels of customer satisfaction” said Mr Jyoti Malhotra, Managing Director Volvo Car India.
One of Volvo Car’s greatest contribution to the global automobile industry has been the invention of the three point seat belt that has saved millions of lives. The three-point seatbelt as we know it today was created by Volvo in 1959 and in the greater interest all, the company made the patent available for other manufacturers, to benefit from. Volvo was also the first manufacturer to fit three-point safety belts as standard equipment in its cars, from 1963. Volvo envisions next-generation software developed in-house as its “three-point digital seatbelt” in driving cutting edge state of the art safety features in the company’s future products.
When Volvo Car entered India it brought with it over 80 years of global expertise and technological excellence. Ever since then has continued to resonate with Indian consumers with cutting innovation.
Last year, Volvo launched their first all-electric vehicle, the XC40 Recharge in India and planned to unveil their second electric vehicle, the C40 Recharge, this year. Volvo Car India is committed to introduce a new all-electric model every year commenced from XC40 Recharge. Globally the company has announced that by 2030 Volvo will produce only electric cars.
Volvo is committed to the safety of both people and the environment. The goal is to establish the highest safety standard for all future models. Volvo Cars is looking forward to using advanced features such as LiDar sensors, radar, cameras, and other sensors to improve until there are no more accidents or collisions. Volvo upcoming models will be linked to human conduct and will focus on unexpected collisions, driver’s behaviour and speeding.
Also, the brand emphasises reduced carbon emissions from all their cars. This is made feasible by the use of a catalytic converter in future cars, which converts the carbon monoxide produced by the combustion process into carbon dioxide. To be more environmentally friendly, Volvo is using recycled ocean waste plastic in their cars.
Volvo Cars in India
Swedish luxury car Company Volvo established its presence in India in 2007 and has since then, worked intensively to market the Swedish brand in the country. Volvo Cars currently markets products through 25 dealerships in Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi NCR – South Delhi, West Delhi, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Indore, Raipur, Jaipur, Kochi, Kozhikode, Kolkata, Lucknow, Ludhiana, West Mumbai, South Mumbai, Pune, Rajkot, Surat, Vishakhapatnam and Vijayawada.