Volvo has announced that it no new models will be launched with a diesel engine. Swedish firm wants to keep focus in its electrification efforts.
The new S60 the first model with a no diesel option
The company’s chief executive and president of Volvo, Hakan Samuelsson, said:
“Our future is electric and we will no longer develop a new generation of diesel engines.
“We will phase out cars with only an internal combustion engine, with petrol hybrid versions as a transitional option as we move towards full electrification. The new S60 represents the next step in that commitment.”
Mild-hybrid repalcing diesel
Mild-hybrid engines will replace diesels as a low-cost alternative for fuel efficient units, with plug-in hybrids already available across much of the Volvo range. Volvo had already confirmed that it would stop development of its diesel units in 2017. Also, Volvo will electrify all new models from 2019.