Fresh Volvo EV fleet for The Eden Project

The Eden Project has unveiled its new fleet of pure electric cars from Volvo Car UK, which will support its operations across its Cornwall home and further afield.

The fleet of nine new fully electric XC40 cars have replaced a previous group of Volvo electric vehicles, which have been supporting the Eden Project’s work since 2021. The previous fleet has been returned to Volvo and will enjoy a second life with new owners.

The new fleet will provide transport around the Eden Project site for both staff and visitors, as well as being used for journeys beyond the Cornwall site.

Multiple teams at Eden use the vehicles daily, from operations, Eden Sessions and event staff, through to site managers, paramedics and many more.

An additional fully electric XC40 will be on display in one of the main car parks near the Visitor Centre, to showcase the benefits of fully electric vehicles and inform thousands of Eden Project visitors.

Eden will also take delivery of Volvo’s brand-new EX30, which was revealed last summer. It has the smallest carbon footprint and highest proportion of recycled materials of any fully electric Volvo car to date. It will be exhibited in a specially landscaped and planted parking space outside Eden’s Biomes.

Rita Broe, Managing Director of the Eden Sessions and Eden Project Director, said:

“It’s very exciting to have taken delivery of this fleet of beautiful new pure electric cars. Not only do they help us to do our work around the Eden site and beyond, they are also very popular with visitors, who enjoy seeing them around the site, and they are emblematic of the values that we share with Volvo in protecting the natural world.”

Nicole Melillo Shaw, Volvo Car UK Managing Director, said:

“We are delighted to continue to support the Eden Project with its vital work in educating and inspiring people to protect the planet and create a safer future for everyone.

“At Volvo Cars, we have some of the most ambitious sustainability targets in the industry, so the Eden Project is the ideal partner for us to work with to share our values and vision, and continue to be a catalyst for change.”

Image courtesy of Volvo

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