On the occasion of the climate week in New York, according to the statements of the CEO of Volvo cars, Jim Rowan, the Scandinavian company announced the cessation of production of all models of the brand with diesel engine by the beginning of 2024.
In fact, the latest diesel-powered Volvo will roll off the assembly lines in a few months, making the brand one of the first to make this choice. "By 2030 - explained Rowan - we plan to sell only fully electric cars, and by 2040 we aim to become a climate-neutral company". The target follows the 2022 decision to give up developing new combustion engines.
"We will no longer invest anything of our R&D budget for the development of new endothermic engines - added Rowan - our future is represented by electric engines, which are superior to thermal engines, since they are less noisy, generate less vibration, involve lower maintenance costs for our customers and do not generate tailpipe emissions".
The brand, in fact, is addressed, in the creation of a wide range of high-end, fully electric cars.
"At this critical time for our planet and humanity, the world needs leadership," said Rowan, "we pledge to do our part and encourage our colleagues and political leaders around the world to do theirs."
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