Volvo farewells diesel for good after over four decades

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Hinted as far back as 2017, Volvo has officially ended its reliance on diesel following the production of the last ever oil-burning model.

Focus on ultimate electrification has left no place for diesel in its entire product range.Its demise hinted back in 2017, Volvo has officially ended its reliance on diesel motivation as per its move towards electrification by 2030.after the unveiling of the facelift XC40, certain markets in Europe still had the option of the in-house developed 2.0-litre Drive-E engine in the S90 and XC90.engines involving not only its own, but famously the off-the-shelf 2.

“From today’s perspective, we will not develop any more new-generation diesel engines. In this area, there should also be space for us, with high quality and attractive design,” former CEO, Håkan Samuelsson, told Germany’s 12 months later, Samuelsson reiterated more could be done with electrification than diesel, saying, “if we want to be faster in electrification, we can’t say yes to everything. We are not planning to have a diesel alternative in any new cars”.

At present, all of the marque’s products feature electrification in the form of mild-hybrid, plug-in hybrid or full electric powertrains.

 

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