Volvo made waves recently by announcing they will no longer offer diesel engine options in future models. Volvo’s head of global commercial operations, Lex Kerssemakers stated bluntly that there is no long-term future for internal combustion engines at the company.
Instead, Volvo will shift focus and investments entirely to electric drivetrains. The rationale is that EVs provide a superior experience for customers compared to loud, vibrating gas or diesel motors that require frequent maintenance and emit exhaust. This aligns with Volvo’s brand image as a leader in safety, efficiency and sustainable luxury.
The move away from diesel represents a bold bet by Volvo on an all-electric future, putting them ahead of rivals who are hedging their bets by continuing diesel and hybrid development.