Volvo Cars to reduce energy consumption and emissions by at least one third with new multi-billion kronor paint shop at Torslanda plant.

This is in line with the company's ambition to have climate neutral global manufacturing operations by 2025 and follows the 2018 solar panel installation at the company's Ghent factory, and also in 2018, its Skovde engine plant in Sweden becoming the first climate-neutral facility in its global manufacturing network.

The new paint shop represents a multi-billion kronor investment in the Torslanda plant and is one part of a broader investment plan for the plant. Construction will begin in 2020. The installation of the new paint shop also illustrates Volvo Cars' commitment to Sweden as a manufacturing base and its ambitious growth plans.

The Torslanda plant is Volvo Cars' largest manufacturing facility in terms of volume and built 291,000 cars in 2018. It employs around 6,500 manufacturing staff and produces cars on the company's in-house developed scalable vehicle architecture SPA, which underpins the company's 90 and 60 Series cars.