At Volvo, one is apparently preparing to leave the diesel engine and will in the future fully rely on hybrids and the electric car. The Swedish car manufacturer, which is now part of the Chinese Geely Group, does not consider a new engine development to be economical and is now looking for alternative solutions. A strategic reorientation with signal effect to other car owners?
The step is now not surprising, because more and more Volvo models have recently been given at least one environmentally friendly variant, and since one belongs to a Chinese corporation and diesel in China play almost no role, this approach is only logical. Whether it is going to happen is questionable, because after all, the vehicles of the brand are usually located in the middle class and in the higher-priced service car segment, where the diesel is actually still the measure of things. It is hard to assume that the service car seats of BMW, Audi and Mercedes are already saying farewell to the auto-ignition. However, one should take a close look at the developments at Volvo.
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