June 13, 2024

Volvo Embraces Electric Future with Production of Final Diesel Car

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Ghent is where Volvo built its final diesel car

Volvo Cars, a renowned Swedish car manufacturer, has officially ended its involvement in the diesel era with the production of its final XC90 diesel car at its factory in Torslanda, Sweden. The company had previously 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 a majority of its cars in Europe with diesel engines, while electric models were just beginning to gain traction. However, the company has set ambitious goals for the future. By 2023, Volvo aims for 59 percent of Volvos sold in Europe to be rechargeable, either plug-in hybrid or fully electric. Furthermore, by 2030, Volvo plans to transition entirely to producing fully electric cars.

The last XC90 diesel car produced by Volvo will be preserved and displayed in a museum in Gothenburg. Its electric counterpart, the EX90, embodies Volvo’s commitment to sustainable practices and electric mobility in the automotive industry. With this move towards cleaner energy and eco-friendly vehicles, Volvo is paving the way for a more sustainable future on our roads.

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