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Celebrating North America’s first Volvo Retail Sustainable Experience facility

July 26, 2023  By  Anthony Capkun

July 26, 2023 – Volvo Car Canada Ltd. and automotive group Dilawri announced the opening of North America’s first Volvo Retail Sustainable Experience (VRSE) facility at 338-10700 Cambie Road in Richmond, B.C.

Volvo Retail Sustainable Experience locations reflect “the automotive brand’s commitment to improving the sustainability of its products and retail locations”. The overall goal of the VRSE approach is to make it as easy as possible to choose to invest in and create sites that are able to handle changing weather while lowering energy costs.

“Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do,” said Matt Girgis, Volvo Car Canada Ltd. “This new retail facility is a true reflection of the ambitious steps we are taking to support a greener, electrified future for all.”

Formerly Volvo of Vancouver, the new location is LEED*-certified, uses renewable energy sources, and includes an array of “environmentally friendly features”, such as: rooftop solar panels, permeable pavers, insulated curtain wall panels, automated building systems (e.g. for lighting and HVAC), and LED lighting.


In line with VRSE standards, Volvo Cars Richmond is fully equipped to serve electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (EV, PHEV) customers, with AC and DC fast-charging stations. Like the rest of the facility, the chargers are powered by a combination of hydroelectric energy from the grid and solar energy that’s generated onsite.

* Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design

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