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Volvo Car Canada Ltd. forms partnership with Bullfrog Power for renewable energy

Bullfrog Power's generators will put clean, pollution-free electricity onto the grid to match the amount of conventional power that Volvo Car Canada Ltd. uses at its head office.

April 22, 2021  by CM Staff

Volvo Car Canada Ltd. partners with Bullfrog Power (CNW Group/Volvo Car Canada Ltd.)

RICHMOND HILL — On Apr. 22, Volvo Car Canada Ltd., an automotive company, and Bullfrog Power Inc, a green energy provider, announced a partnership for renewable energy. Through the partnership, Volvo Car Canada Ltd. will ‘bullfrogpower’ its corporate office with 100 per cent green electricity.

“We are excited to welcome Volvo Car Canada to the bullfrogpowered community,” said Sean Drygas, Spark Power Vice President, Sales, Marketing, Strategy & Sustainability. “By drawing on green electricity, Volvo is helping to reduce our dependence on polluting forms of energy and transition Canada to renewable energy sources.”

Bullfrog Power’s generators will put clean, pollution-free electricity onto the grid to match the amount of conventional power that Volvo Car Canada Ltd. uses at its head office. Bullfrog’s green energy comes from a blend of wind and low-impact hydro power sourced from new Canadian renewable energy facilities.

“At Volvo, sustainability is just as important as safety,” said Matt Girgis, managing director of Volvo Car Canada Ltd. “Choosing to support our head office with 100 per cent renewable energy is a simple and effective way for us to demonstrate our commitment to a clean energy future.”

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In 2019, Volvo Cars launched their climate plan in the automotive industry, with the goal of becoming a climate-neutral company by 2040. Volvo Cars ambitions go beyond addressing tailpipe emissions through all-out electrification; the company also aims to reduce carbon emissions in its manufacturing network, wider operations, supply chain and through the recycling and reuse of materials. In 2020, Volvo had announced that its global plants were powered by 50 per cent climate neutral energy.

Volvo Cars also recently announced a goal to see electric cars make up 50 per cent of its global sales by 2025.