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Volvo is set to phase out the diesel cars in their line-up for the Indian market. Volvo has been one of the car manufacturers that has always been ahead in terms of safety and green mobility. In 2017, Volvo had announced that starting 2019, all new models would either be driven by hybrid or fully electric drivetrain.
Now, Volvo has decided to include the Indian market in their plans for global electrification. Volvo has decided to completely eliminate diesel engines from the Indian market by 2024. Currently, the nine out of the ten Volvo cars on sale in India are available only with a diesel engine.
The diesel engines produced by Volvo are environment friendly as most of them are hybrids and use all available technologies to produce less emissions. However, the way forward in the future according to the Swedish car manufacturer is complete elimination of fossil fuel-powered cars.
Eliminating diesel engines is one of the first steps taken by Volvo to get to that goal eventually. This decision by Volvo has been taken not just for environmental gain but also for the company to well in terms of business and also in terms of customer satisfaction.
Consumers are becoming environmentally aware and Volvo has predicted that its future customers would not want to purchase a diesel-powered car even if it was on sale. Further adding to this is the fact that government policies are changing towards green mobility.
This gives Volvo the confidence that all its customers will make the switch to petrol-hybrid cars or electric cars in the next 5 years.
The entire global automotive industry is moving towards electric vehicles and Volvo being one of the best car manufacturers has decided to make the switch. In a few International markets, Volvo will be phasing out diesel engines starting early in 2019.
Thoughts On Volvo Phasing Out Diesel Cars:
This move by Volvo makes sense because diesel-powered engines are one of the largest causes of air pollution. Diesel as a fuel is more raw in nature and not as refined as petrol, hence it does not burn as clean as petrol.
Until a decade ago, a diesel engine was considered to be in good shape only if it produced thick, black smoke. Though diesel engines have evolved and become cleaner over the years, it is still more polluting compared to petrol engines.
If this move to phase out all diesel-powered cars is implemented by many other manufacturers, it would put the oil companies under loss, but would save the environment.