Volvo's the latest to ditch diesel

Volvo's the latest to ditch diesel

Volvo will never launch new diesel cars in the United Kingdom, according to new reports.

This new commitment will begin with the launch of the S60, which will not be available with a diesel powertrain, just petrol and hybrid.

"Our future is electric and we will no longer develop a new generation of diesel engines", said Volvo president and CEO, Håkan Samuelsson, in a release.

Volvo's transition away from the internal combustion engine may be starting now, but it won't happen quickly. "The new S60 represents the next step in that commitment". In a recent statement it confirmed there will be no diesel option for the new S60.

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The S60 will be the last Volvo to launch with conventional, non-hybridised petrol engines as the mild-hybrid derivatives are only expected to come on stream in 2019.

Volvo has announced that its upcoming new S60 saloon will not be sold with a diesel engine. A mild hybrid option will launch next year.

Although diesels now emit more Carbon dioxide per kilometer than their petrol counterparts, Samuelson said hybridisation will help match figures achieved by diesels.

As well as market trends in Europe, the decision also reflects the key target market for the S60: the United States, where diesel accounts for a small percentage of sales.

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Volvo made headlines a year ago by announcing all new cars from 2019 will feature some form of hybridisation or electrification.

In August a year ago the Geely-owned Swedish auto manufacturer publicised its target of selling one million electrified vehicles, stating that all of its new products will include an element of EV technology from 2019.

Samuelson said hybridisation could be the key to helping petrol cars match the Carbon dioxide emissions targets of diesel cars while offering superior fuel economy.

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