The Deed is Done, Volvo Ends Diesel Engine Production As It Transitions To EVs
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Volvo has concluded the production of its diesel engines ushering an end to its reliance on a powertrain, that at one stage amounted to half of the brand’s European sales. Since 1991, Volvo has manufactured over 9 million vehicles equipped with diesel engines. Yet, this figure likely underestimates the actual count, considering the unrecorded 12-year period prior to 1991.

The final chapter of Volvo’s diesel era culminated with the production of an XC90, the last of its kind, at the Torslanda facility in Sweden. This symbolic vehicle’s next destination is the World of Volvo exhibition in Gothenburg, where it will proudly stand on display.

The in-house designed and developed diesel engine was designed and developed at Volvo’s engine manufacturing facility in Skövde, Sweden, which is now poised for a transition to producing electric motors.

This strategic move aligns with Volvo’s ambitious vision to become an exclusively electric brand by 2030. Volvo’s inaugural diesel car made its debut in 1979. It boasted a six-cylinder unit sourced from Volkswagen, marking the inception of Volvo’s diesel journey. T

Is Volvo undertaking a significant risk in transitioning exclusively to electric powertrains? Recent sales data suggests a potential challenge as demand for Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) appears to be tapering off, with consumers increasingly favouring Plug-in Hybrids instead.

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