Will Electric Cars Ever Replace Fossil Fuel-Powered Vehicles?

Responding to demand for more eco-friendly options and Earth’s climate change challenges, Volvo has become the first traditional automaker to go all-in on electric and hybrid vehicles. Starting with its new 2019 models, the Swedish car manufacturer will no longer offer automobiles that only have combustion engines. The first of Volvo's electric cars will be built in China, but others are expected to be manufactured in Europe and the United States.

On the road to cleaner combustion:

  • Volvo, which is owned by the Chinese auto giant Geely, is following in the footsteps of electric car firm Tesla, an all-electric company that is now worth more than the Ford Motor Company.
  • Volvo’s new generation of cars will include battery-only vehicles, plug-in hybrids, and mild hybrids, which have a battery to help the car's conventional engine achieve better fuel economy.
  • Other major carmakers -- including Renault-Nissan, BMW, and Volkswagen -- have also announced ambitious plans for making more electric cars.
More Info: NPR

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Good for the planet. Yeah!


Good. The Middle East can't eat their oil. They only thrive because people are buying it.

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