Monday, 21 May, 2018

Volvo "Will No Longer Develop a New Generation of Diesel Engines"

2018 Volvo S90 V90 XC60 and XC90 T8 Twin Engine Volvo ditches diesel
Laurie Berry | 16 May, 2018, 16:50

Volvo president and CEO Hakan Samuelsson said: "Our future is electric and we will no longer develop a new generation of diesel engines".

Volvo is jumping onto the anti-diesel bandwagon, the Swedish carmaker announcing that it plans to completely eliminate diesel engines from its line-up. He did admit that a major advantage of diesel was long-range driving and low fuel consumption, but countered that the same benefits could now be achieved by the new generation of 48-volt mild-hybrids, which use electric starter-generator motors to help power the car's engine for short bursts, but come without the weight and complication of more conventional hybrids.

However, it has now confirmed the new S60 will be the first modern Volvo without a diesel engine.

Instead, the S60 will be launched with a choice of petrol and plug-in hybrid powertrains, with mild-hybrid versions to follow next year. Last summer Volvo announced a commitment to launching every new vehicle with some form of electrification. The S60's estate sibling, the V60, was launched earlier this year in Stockholm. Volvo's decision to eliminate diesel engines from the S60's line up is in line with the company's electrification strategy, aiming for fully electric cars to make up 50 per cent of its global sales by 2025.

Massive dust storm hits Delhi, heavy rain predicted across India
A number of trees uprooted due to storm and strong winds and power supply was also affected in many areas. He got injured after a wall collapsed on him while he was sleeping in his house.

In August previous year 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.

A switch away from diesel cars could cause problems for authorities trying to meet Carbon dioxide emissions targets, as petrol cars typically emit more Carbon dioxide.

The transition Samuelsson is talking about won't happen overnight.

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