Volvo Bids Farewell to Diesel Engines: The End of an Era for the Swedish Car Manufacturer

Ghent is where Volvo built its final diesel car

Volvo Cars, a Swedish car manufacturer, has officially ended its relationship with diesel engines by producing its final XC90 diesel car in its factory in Torslanda, Sweden. The company had announced the end of diesel production in September of the previous year. The last V60 with a diesel engine was already manufactured at the Ghent factory in February.

In 2019, Volvo sold many diesel-powered cars in Europe, but electric models were just beginning to gain traction. However, the company has set its sights on a different future, with plans for 59 percent of Volvos sold in Europe by 2023 to be rechargeable, either plug-in hybrid or fully electric. By 2030, Volvo aims to transition entirely to producing fully electric cars.

The last XC90 diesel car produced by Volvo will be displayed in a museum in the Swedish city of Gothenburg. Its electric counterpart, the EX90, represents Volvo’s commitment to electric mobility and sustainable practices in the automotive industry.

Volvo Cars, a Swedish car manufacturer, has officially ended its relationship with diesel engines by producing its final XC90 diesel car in its factory in Torslanda, Sweden. The company had announced the end of diesel production in September of the previous year. The last V60 with a diesel engine was already manufactured at the Ghent…

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