Volvo pledges to be all electric or hybrid in two years | Engadget Today04:33

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Published on January 31, 2018

It’s the first in the traditional automaker pack to go all in.

Volvo is best known for building cars that are safe and beloved by flower children, but it now has a new distinction. Every car it unveils by 2019 will have an electric motor, either as an all-electric EV, plug-in hybrid or hybrid, making it the first major automaker to stop selling cars with only gas or diesel engines. “This announcement marks the end of the solely combustion engine-powered car,” said Volvo Cars CEO Håkan Samuelsson in a statement.

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