The Future of Volvo: Electrification and the End of Diesel

In a bold and forward-thinking move, Volvo Cars has set an ambitious course for the future. By 2030, Volvo aims to sell only fully electric cars, with the ultimate goal of becoming a climate-neutral company by 2040. This transformative journey marks a significant milestone in the automotive industry, positioning Volvo as a leader in sustainable mobility.
Discover Volvo's ambitious plan to go fully electric by 2030 and become a climate-neutral company by 2040. Learn how Finlay Motor Group, your local Volvo Official dealership in Naas, Co Kildare, supports this vision.

The End of Diesel-Powered Cars

At Climate Week NYC, Volvo Cars made a groundbreaking announcement: the production of all diesel-powered Volvo Car models will cease by early 2024. This decision places Volvo among the first legacy car makers to take such a decisive step toward a cleaner and more sustainable future.

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Embracing Electric Powertrains

Jim Rowan, Chief Executive at Volvo Cars, emphasizes the advantages of electric powertrains. They generate less noise, less vibration, and fewer servicing costs for customers, all while producing zero tailpipe emissions. This commitment to electric vehicles aligns with Volvo's dedication to combat climate change effectively.

Urgency and Leadership

Volvo recognizes the urgency of addressing the climate emergency. Recent reports by the United Nations highlight the critical need for action. Volvo's Chief Sustainability Officer, Anders Kärrberg, will participate in events organized by the Accelerating to Zero (A2Z) Coalition, reinforcing Volvo's dedication to making 100% of global new car and van sales free of tailpipe emissions by 2040.

A Changing Outlook

The decision to phase out diesel production by 2024 illustrates how quickly both the automotive industry and customer preferences are evolving in response to climate concerns. In just a few years, the landscape has shifted from diesel dominance to an increasing demand for electrified vehicles. This shift not only benefits the environment but also enhances urban air quality by reducing emissions of harmful gases.

Volvo's Achievements in 2022

In 2022, Volvo Car Group achieved an operating profit of SEK 22.3 billion, with global sales reaching 615,121 cars. These impressive figures reflect Volvo's commitment to excellence and innovation.


Volvo Cars' unwavering commitment to electrification and its decision to phase out diesel production by early 2024 demonstrate its dedication to a sustainable future. As the authorized Volvo Dealer in Kildare, Finlay Motor Group proudly supports Volvo's vision for a cleaner and greener automotive industry. Join us on this remarkable journey towards a climate-neutral world.