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Volvo kills pure-gas cars in boost to EVs, hybrids, batteries

Volvo has announced the death of its pure-gasoline vehicles, with 2019 being the last year that it sells a car which is not a pure electric vehicle or hybrid. As important tipping point in automotive history, Volvo is the first conventional automaker to take such a step – cementing the EV in the market, as the industry prepares to buy and sell a whole lot of batteries. The Swedish marque is the first conventional car maker to take such a step, marking a significant moment in the automotive industry in the shift away from pure combustion engine vehicles. Electric cars and hybrids represent a very small proportion of the total number of cars sold today, but they are swiftly gaining…

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