It’s all Eleltric as Lord Mayor elects for Volvo Recharge

by Gazette Reporter
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The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Caroline Conroy, took receipt of the first car registered in the city for 2023 last weekend.

Tradition dictates that each year, the first citizen of Dublin has the first car registered in the capital for transport to official engagements. Conscious of the environmental impact of driving, The Lord Mayor has chosen the fully electric Volvo C40 Recharge for her 231D1 registration. 

At the handover, the Lord Mayor of Dublin Caroline Conroy said: “I am delighted to become the first ever Lord Mayor of Dublin to travel in a fully electric car. According to the latest figures from the CSO, the number of electric vehicles registered in Ireland increased by more than 80% last year, which is great to see. I would like to thank Volvo Car Ireland for their continued sponsorship, and I look forward to going fully electric!” 

David Thomas, Managing Director of Volvo Car Ireland said “We are delighted to continue supporting the work of the Lord Mayor of Dublin. At Volvo, we have made a commitment to electrification & sustainability, and to see the Lord Mayor move into one of our all electric, leather-free cars, truly sets the tone of a new way of driving in Ireland.” 

Volvo Car Ireland has seen a significant increase in the demand for fully electric cars, accounting for 27% of sales in 2022. This is a promising step towards the all-electric future of Volvo Cars, which aims to be a fully electric car company by 2030. 

The C40 Recharge is a crossover with all the benefits of an SUV, but with a lower and sleeker design featuring improved aerodynamics. It is the first Volvo Model in the company’s history to be designed as pure electric only and the first Volvo model with a completely leather-free interior. Safety is at the core of Volvo Cars and the C40 Recharge is equipped with the latest Advanced Driver Assistance Systems; a modern, scalable active safety system that consists of an array of radars, cameras, and ultrasonic sensors. 

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