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    The end of the ICE?

    Well, we knew this was coming at some point... France & India to ban petrol fueled car production

    I guess France will run on wine!
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    And Volvo just announced that commencing in 2019 all vehicles they produce will be electric or hybrid--no fossil-fuel-only vehicles. Neither change in this thread will mean the end of ICE, just movement in a direction whose pollutants are more easily concentrated, collected, and controlled. Change does happen, after all.

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    Glad I got my '88 red brick. Other drivers are beginning to enviously eye mine. Volvo, always on the cusp of development, except for anything built after about '92. See ya later, vrooooom!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTRider View Post
    Change does happen, after all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azgman View Post
    Well, we knew this was coming at some point... France & India to ban petrol fueled car production

    I guess France will run on wine!
    Since the French mostly drive German, Italian, Japanese and English branded cars anyway, does this really mean anything?

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    Indeed, the ban is petrol fueled cars as in gasoline. The ICE isn't as they are following Japan's lead to diesel.
    Kinda funny though as both are huge consumers of Saskatchewan's coal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dieselyoda View Post
    Indeed, the ban is petrol fueled cars as in gasoline. The ICE isn't as they are following Japan's lead to diesel.
    Link is pretty clear that diesel is included in the French ban.
    A lot can change by 2040. If electric/hydrogen/whatever are viable alternatives by then, we may be glad to see the gas pump fade away.
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    More progression to an ICE free world...

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTRider View Post
    And Volvo just announced that commencing in 2019 all vehicles they produce will be electric or hybrid--no fossil-fuel-only vehicles. Neither change in this thread will mean the end of ICE, just movement in a direction whose pollutants are more easily concentrated, collected, and controlled. Change does happen, after all.

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    We're planning on taking Overseas Delivery of a Volvo V90 within the next year. Will need to order it before they end production of gas powered car. The V90 isn't currently available in a hybrid, I don't want one anyway. In the XC90 the upgrade to hybrid is around 18K, that's way to much for this old dude. Maybe costs will come down a bit in the future. (Yeah, like that's going to happen!)
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