Eden project goes electric with new fleet of cars

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

The fleet of nine new fully electric Volvo XC40 cars have replaced a previous group of Volvo electric vehicles, which have been supporting the Eden Project’s work while wrapped in a distinctive Rainforest Biome-themed livery since 2021.

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.

The new fleet vehicles feature striking decals, which reflect the Eden site with Biome and rainforest imagery. The updated design incorporates the new Eden Project brand world, which was unveiled at the end of 2023, including the new logo and distinctive curve design that represents the non-linear journey to a more sustainable future.

Eden will also take delivery of Volvo’s brand-new EX30, which was revealed last summer. Boasting the smallest carbon footprint and highest proportion of recycled materials of any fully electric Volvo car to date, it has already won several major awards.

The fleet and activities are part of an ongoing partnership in which Volvo Car UK is the Official Electric Car Partner of the Eden Project and Presenting Partner of the Eden Sessions annual live music series.

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.

“We’re very proud of our relationship with Volvo, which truly walks the talk on sustainable manufacturing and products. We are planning many joint activities with Volvo, which will help to educate a wider audience about the benefits of electric vehicles.”