It doesn’t matter for the Netherlands
Volvo will stop making and supplying diesel passenger cars worldwide. Not in the long term, but soon: the last Volvo diesel will roll off the production line at the beginning of 2024.
Say what you want about Volvo, but the brand is not childish when it comes to ‘green’ ambitions. The brand is rapidly electrifying and has set itself a deadline of 2030 to become fully electric. However, another milestone is already planned for then: the end of the diesel engine.
Volvo announces that the last diesel-fired Volvo will leave the production line at the beginning of 2024. It is of course not very surprising. Even the most diesel-addicted countries – often in Europe – are slowly but surely saying goodbye to this type of power source, so it is a shrinking market anyway. Volvo indicated in 2017 that it would stop developing diesel engines. For the Netherlands it secretly does not matter anyway, because after the disappearance of one Volvo diesel after another, there are only mild hybrids, plug-in hybrids and electric cars on Volvo’s price lists.
Diesel Volvos are still offered in Germany, among others. However, you also have to pay close attention to discover what kind of engine you are dealing with, because both petrol and diesel versions are now known as B4 or B5, depending on the power. Why do you ask? Well, they’re both mild-hybrids. Correct.
– Thanks for information from Autoweek.nl