Ghent is where Volvo built its final diesel car
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Volvo Bids Farewell to the Diesel Era with Last XC90 Production

Volvo Cars, a renowned Swedish car manufacturer, has officially put an end to the diesel era with the production of its last XC90 diesel car at its factory in Torslanda, Sweden. The company had announced the end of diesel production in September 2019, and the last V60 with a diesel engine was already manufactured at the Ghent factory in February of that year.

Volvo has come a long way from its focus on diesel engines just five years ago. In 2019, electric models were beginning to gain traction among consumers, while only a majority of Volvo’s cars sold in Europe were powered by diesel. However, Volvo has set ambitious goals for the future, with plans for 59 percent of Volvos sold in Europe by 2023 to be rechargeable – either plug-in hybrid or fully electric. By 2030, Volvo aims to produce only fully electric cars.

The last XC90 diesel car produced by Volvo will be displayed in a museum in Gothenburg, Sweden. Its electric counterpart, the EX90, represents Volvo’s commitment to electric mobility and sustainable practices in the automotive industry. The EX90 is a testament to Volvo’s dedication to producing cars that are not only environmentally friendly but also offer top-of-the-line performance and safety features.

Volvo’s transition away from diesel engines is part of a broader effort by car manufacturers around the world to reduce their environmental impact and move towards more sustainable transportation options. As consumers become increasingly concerned about climate change and air pollution, companies like Volvo are responding by investing heavily in electric vehicle technology and infrastructure.

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