Volvo Confirms Final New Diesel Engine
Volvo has confirmed that their final new diesel engine will be released this summer, in a move to focus on lower emissions vehicles.
Details of this final diesel engine have not yet been confirmed but will meet the new real-world emissions regulations.
Volvo’s Senior Vice President for Global Operations, Lex Kerssemakers recently spoke about the move during a London briefing. He commented “We don’t see a future for diesel. We are already reallocating resources into full EVs.
“By 2025, 50 percent of new cars we sell will be a full EV.” This target does not include plug-in hybrids, as the manufacturer hopes to switch rapidly so that they can continue to meet the strict future emissions targets.
Volvo’s policy is to electrify ‘regular’ cars, rather than selling a standalone range of electric vehicles. This way, customers will more easily be able to recognise the models they know and love and therefore embrace the brand’s move to electric.
Volvo’s first all-electric vehicle will be the Polestar 2, which is set to be revealed at the Geneva Motor Show in March. This will then be followed by an all-electric XC40. After this, every new car or refresh will include a full EV version.
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