Volvo Bids Farewell to Diesel Era with Final XC90 Production: The Beginning of a New Electric Future

Ghent is where Volvo built its final diesel car

Swedish car manufacturer, Volvo, has officially said goodbye to the diesel era with the production of its final 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.

Just five years ago, diesel engines were a major focus for Volvo and many other car manufacturers in Europe. However, in 2019, a majority of the cars Volvo sold in Europe were diesel-powered, while electric models were just beginning to gain traction. Despite this, Volvo has set a goal for the future: by 2023, 59 percent of Volvos sold in Europe will be rechargeable, either plug-in hybrid or fully electric. In fact, Volvo 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. Its electric counterpart, the EX90, represents Volvo’s dedication to electric mobility and sustainable practices in the automotive industry. With this move towards electric vehicles and sustainable practices, it is clear that Volvo is committed to leading the way towards a more environmentally friendly future.

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