Volvo's electric test drive centre launches in Cornwall

Volvo's electric test drive centre launches in Cornwall

Volvo has launched an electric vehicle (EV) test drive centre in Cornwall, at the county's iconic Eden Project. Visitors to the Eden Project will now be able to test drive a pure-electric Volvo in the Cornish countryside, and get to know what it's like driving an electric car.

Volvo's XC40 Recharge and its new C40 Recharge will be available to book for a test drive, with a number of walk-in slots available as well. The C40 Recharge is Volvo’s first model to be available only in fully electric and sold exclusively online.

“We are really excited to launch the new Volvo Pure Electric Test Drive Hub at the Eden Project. At Volvo, we recognise we have been part of the problem and are working extremely hard to ensure that our next generation of cars leave as little impact as possible,” said Kristian Elvefors, Managing Director of Volvo Car UK.

“Our latest model, the C40 Recharge pure electric, demonstrates this commitment, right down to how it is manufactured and the amount of recycled material used within the car.”

The aim of Volvo’s long-term partnership with the Eden Project is to inspire and educate people about humans’ relationship with the environment, and how we can protect the planet to create a safer future.

“We’re delighted to be partnered with a company that really walks the talk. There is a quiet revolution going on and we want to be part of this transformation,” said Sir Tim Smit, Co-Founder of the Eden Project.

The Eden Project - which is already a popular tourist destination (attracting more than one million visitors in 2019, its last full year of opening) - provides a fantastic location to launch Volvo’s EV test drive hub. The hub should help in tackling some of the challenges and concerns consumers have around purchasing and driving electric vehicles, especially in remote areas, and in helping to accelerate consumer uptake of zero-emission vehicles.

Olly Goodall

Author:Olly Goodall
Date Updated:7th Feb 2022

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