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Volvo Bids Farewell to Diesel Era with Final XC90 Production: Embracing Electric Future

Ghent is where Volvo built its final diesel car

Volvo Bids Farewell to Diesel Era with Final XC90 Production: Embracing Electric Future

Volvo Cars, a renowned Swedish car manufacturer, is officially saying 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 at the forefront of Volvo’s operations in Europe, alongside many other car manufacturers. However, times have changed and Volvo has set its sights on a new goal for the future. By 2023, the company aims for 59 percent of Volvos sold in Europe to be rechargeable electric cars either plug-in hybrid or fully electric. While Volvo still produces petrol cars today, it plans to transition entirely to producing electric cars by 2030.

The last XC90 diesel car produced by Volvo will be displayed in a museum in Gothenburg as a symbol of the company’s dedication to sustainable practices and electric mobility. Its electric counterpart, the EX90, represents Volvo’s commitment to reducing emissions and promoting sustainability in the automotive industry.

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