Volvo Says no More Diesel Engines, the Future is Electric

Volvo may have made this decision in response to impending regulation, but I have to wonder if the discovery and resulting fallout over VW/Audi’s gaming of tighter particulate emissions wasn’t what got them started thinking about ending diesel production. Just as well (Ars Technica):

But the outlook farther ahead involves regulations that will also severely limit nitrogen oxides (NOx). As a result, the company will devote its energy to electrification instead.

Nitrogen oxide from diesel vehicles killed a lot of people in 2015, study says As we reported earlier this week, NOx are noxious and linked to 38,000 premature deaths in 2015 alone.

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