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Old 07.07.2017, 09:22
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Re: No Petrol/Diesel Cars Sold in France by 2040

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Volvo has just announced they will stop producing cars powered by a conmustion engine only by 2019. They will launch five purely electric cars 2019-2021, two thereof in the Tesla range.
No, they didn't.

"Carmaker Volvo has said all new models will have an electric motor from 2019.

The Chinese-owned firm, best known for its emphasis on driver safety, has become the first traditional carmaker to signal the end of the internal combustion engine.

It plans to launch five fully electric models between 2019 and 2021 and a range of hybrid models.

But it will still be manufacturing earlier models that have pure combustion engines."

http://www.bbc.com/news/business-40505671

Given that they have no experience in the market yet it would be company suicide to suddenly stop producing internal combustion powered cars until they find out if there's actually enough demand for the new models. I'm no business woman, but even I can see that.
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