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Volvo predicts diesel engines to die off after 2020

By Faiming_low on 12 Mar 2017

Attached Image Just as NEA recently introduced the Vehicular Emissions Scheme (VES) which is likely to wipe out diesels here once it comes into effect next year, Volvo's Chief Executive Håkan Samuelsson was quoted saying that diesel engines will die off after 2020 as emissions standards become stricter worldwide.

He revealed this to Autocar at the Geneva Motor Show reasoning that making a diesel engine with same NOx as a petrol engine will be more expensive, and will be a negative thing in the long term.

In the short term, diesel engines will still play an important part in meeting CO2 fleet requirements but beyond that, it is highly unlikely as the company favors hybrids and electric cars.

It plans to get its first its first all electric car to the market by 2019 and hopes that by 2025, it will have an electric version of all of its models.

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Since young, Fai Ming has always centered his life around cars. In fact his first word was 'car' and not 'mum' or 'dad'. Aren't kids cute?



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Friendstar Mar 13 2017 07:09 PM
I can't wait!!! Been wanting to get a Volvo
Spidey10 Mar 13 2017 11:30 PM
Yah, then by 2020, they say making and disposing the battery is dangerous and damages Mother Nature.
Then what?
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Still2016 Mar 14 2017 04:31 PM
At the rate of development, it is a matter of time we see autonomous vehicles replacing all forms of current mode of transport. It seems inevitable because of efficiency and limited land space for roads.

In time thrre will only a few handful of vehicle manufacturers.
Vinceng Mar 14 2017 09:45 PM
Makes absolute sense to promote petrol driven vehicles as every litre petrol carries petrol excise duty of up to $0.64 / litre. In comparison, diesel does not have any tax. Why would the relevant authorities promote diesel vehicles? No $$$.
Spidey10 Mar 14 2017 09:58 PM

Makes absolute sense to promote petrol driven vehicles as every litre petrol carries petrol excise duty of up to $0.64 / litre. In comparison, diesel does not have any tax. Why would the relevant authorities promote diesel vehicles? No $$$.

Ic, so $$ driven, environment secondary...😜We all know!
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