Volvo Bids Adieu to Diesel Era with Production of Final XC90 Model

Ghent is where Volvo built its final diesel car

Volvo Cars, a Swedish car manufacturer, has officially put an end to the diesel era with the production of its last diesel car, an XC90, at 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 a majority of cars in Europe that were diesel-powered, while electric models were just beginning to gain traction. However, the company has set a goal for the future, with plans for 59 percent of Volvos sold in Europe by 2023 to be rechargeable, either plug-in hybrid or fully electric. While Volvo still produces petrol cars, it aims to transition to producing only fully electric cars by the year 2030.

The last XC90 diesel car produced by Volvo will be displayed in a museum in Gothenburg, Sweden. Its electric counterpart, the EX90, represents Volvo’s dedication to electric mobility and sustainable practices in the automotive industry. The company is committed to reducing its carbon footprint and promoting cleaner transportation options for future generations.

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