According to Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson, the Swedish car manufacturer will cease to develop new diesel engines, as the cost of reducing nitrogen oxide levels will be increased
“From today’s point of view, we will not develop new diesel engines of the new generation,” Samuelsson said when he was interviewed by the German Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung as Autonews
Your alternative is, of course, to invest electric and hybrid vehicles, with a pure electromodel, which is to come to market in 2019. “We have to realize that Tesla has managed to offer such a car for the people, and there should be room for us with high quality and attractive design,” Samuelsson added Also believes that stricter emission rules will reduce the price of diesel cars to the point where plug-in hybrids will actually become an attractive alternat, Ive.
One of the reasons why Volvo can not afford to cut off its diesel engine production is, of course, a popular one. Diesel cars account for more than 50% of all new registrations in Europe, where 90% of the Volvo XC90 models are purchased with diesel powerunits.
However, the investment in more exhaust gas emissions in the near future will be crucial as the average carbon dioxide emission limit values for European fleets must fall from 130 g / km to 95 g / km in 2021. Source: carscoops.com