Volvo Bids Farewell to Diesel Era with Final XC90 Production: The Company’s Embrace of Electric Cars

Ghent is where Volvo built its final diesel car

Volvo Cars, a renowned Swedish car manufacturer, has declared the end of the diesel era by producing its final XC90 diesel car at its factory in Torslanda, Sweden. The company had previously announced the termination of diesel production in September 2019. The last V60 with a diesel engine was already manufactured at the Ghent factory in February.

In recent years, Volvo has shifted its focus away from diesel engines and towards electric models. In 2019, only about 41 percent of Volvo’s cars sold in Europe were diesel-powered, while electric models accounted for almost half of the sales. The company aims to increase its market share of rechargeable cars to 59 percent by 2023, either as plug-in hybrids or fully electric vehicles. By 2030, Volvo plans to produce only fully electric cars.

The last XC90 diesel car produced by Volvo will be displayed in a museum in Gothenburg, Sweden. Its electric counterpart, the EX90, symbolizes Volvo’s commitment to sustainable practices and electric mobility in the automotive industry. The transition away from diesel engines is part of Volvo’s efforts to reduce emissions and contribute to a cleaner future for everyone.

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