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Volvo cars to go all-electric from 2019

First traditional automaker to set date for phasing out vehicles with internal combustion engine

Reuters  |  Stockholm 

All Volvo car models launched after 2019 will be electric or hybrids, the Chinese-owned company said on Wednesday, making it the first major traditional automaker to set a date for phasing out vehicles powered solely by the internal combustion engine. The Sweden-based company will continue to produce pure combustion-engine Volvos from models launched before that date, but its move signals the eventual end of nearly a century of Volvos powered solely that way. While electric and hybrid vehicles are still only a small fraction of new cars sales, they are gaining ground at the ...

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First Published: Thu, July 06 2017. 03:17 IST