24 May '17, 9pm

Big announcement from Volvo - a clear sign that diesel engines are a thing of the past

17.5.2017 Volvo to scrap new diesel engine development The Swedish firm will focus on electrified powertrains like its PHEV range Volvo is set to stop developing new diesel engines as the costs involved in reaching increasingly stringent emissions regulations are becoming too high. Reported by Reuters, Volvo chief executive Hakan Samuelsson said: "From today's perspective, we will not develop any more new- generation diesel engines," in an interview with the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Existing diesel units will continue to be developed to meet future emissions standards, but a new engine to replace the existing scalable Volvo diesel won't make production. It is expected that the current diesel unit will continue to be produced for another six-seven years or so. Volvo will instead focus its development budgets on petrol and alternative fuel projects - in particular, hy...

Full article: http://www.nextgreencar.com/news/8052/volvo-to-scrap-new-...

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