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Volvo to ditch combustion engines

Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:36 am

Volvo Cars on Wednesday became the first mainstream automaker to sound the death knell of the internal combustion engine, saying that all the models it introduces starting in 2019 will be either hybrids or powered solely by batteries.

https://www.thestar.com/business/2017/07/05/volvo-to-ditch-combustion-engines-switch-to-electric-by-2019.html


As electric cars continue to grow in popularity, moves like this by carmakers will increase competition in the industry.

See also
http://www.ctvnews.ca/autos/why-volvo-s-chinese-parent-company-sparked-an-all-electric-push-1.3490786

The move seems to be driven by the Chinese interest in electric vehicles.

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