From Diesel Engines to Electric Dreams: Volvo’s Transition to Fully Electric Cars”.

Ghent is where Volvo built its final diesel car

Volvo Cars, a renowned car manufacturer from Sweden, has officially ended its association with diesel engines by producing its final XC90 diesel car in its factory in Torslanda. The company had previously announced the termination of diesel production in September of the previous year. Prior to this, the last V60 with a diesel engine was manufactured at the Ghent factory in February.

Just five years ago, diesel engines were at the forefront of Volvo’s operations in Europe, much like many other automakers. However, in 2019, Volvo sold a majority of cars in Europe that were powered by electricity. Although the company still produces gasoline-powered vehicles, its focus is on transitioning to fully electric cars by the year 2030. By 2023, Volvo aims to have 59 percent of its European sales comprised of rechargeable electric vehicles, either plug-in hybrids or fully electric models.

The final XC90 diesel car produced by Volvo will be preserved and displayed in a museum located in Gothenburg, Sweden. Its electric counterpart, the EX90, serves as a testament to Volvo’s commitment to sustainable practices and electric mobility within the automotive industry.

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