"Today’s announcement shows how quickly the market is shifting."

Volvo begins to phase out the combustion engine

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Wed, Jul 5th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

According to Automotive News, car maker Volvo has announced its plans to phase out internal combustion engines from its line-up and switch to full-electric, plug-in hybrid and 48-volt mild hybrid variants starting in 2019.

Today’s announcement shows how quickly the market is shifting as Volvo prepares to replace gasoline- and diesel-only models with a mix of full-electric, plug-in hybrid and 48-volt mild hybrid variants starting in two years.

“This is about the customer,” Samuelsson said in the statement. “People increasingly demand electrified cars and we want to respond to our customers’ current and future needs. You can now pick and choose whichever electrified Volvo you wish.”

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