For many years, Volvo has maintained a strong focus on sustainable processes and products. The Swedish automaker has also made clear its belief that the future is electric. Recently, Volvo took a dramatic step forward with the announcement that it will soon be discontinuing all production of diesel-powered automobiles. The news won't have a direct effect on Americans, as Volvo currently doesn't sell diesel sedans, wagons, or SUVs in the United States. The change will be most notable in Europe, where diesel-use is more widespread.

For a large company to take such significant action is a big step towards a more environmentally friendly feature. Diesel engines, while delivering generally improved fuel economy, emit a greater concentration of greenhouse gas emissions per liter compared to their gasoline counterparts, in addition to cancerous particulate matter. Back in 2018, when Volvo announced its latest S60 sedan, Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson notable remarked:

“Our future is electric, and we will no longer develop a new generation of diesel engines. We will phase out cars with only an internal combustion engine, with petrol hybrid versions as a transitional option as we move towards full electrification. The new S60 represents the next step in that commitment.”

Volvo currently offers a T8 hybrid-electric engine for almost all new Volvo models, including the S60 and S90 sedans and the XC60 and XC90 crossovers. Volvo's ambitious goal, according to Samuelsson, is that by 2020, "half (of all Volvo models) will be fully electric, and the rest hybrid."

Test Drive Hybrid Volvo Models near Dallas and Richardson, TX

If you'd like more information about available hybrid models like the XC90 T8, contact Crest Volvo Cars at your convenience. To try on out for yourself, visit our Plano Volvo showroom, serving Garland, for a test drive. We'll be happy to assist you.

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