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Goodbye gas: Volvo to make only electric vehicles by 2030

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The middle east oil countries must be worried.

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Elon Musk has already done this. So.....

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Don't worry they will use oil for something else.

Like Elon spaceships.

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How will they create the electricity needed to charge the cars? And the energy needed to produce batteries? Sun or wind? Yeah that will be enough, for sure.. not!

Instead of putting petrol or diesel in their cars, they will use the energy that someone transformed or transferred, most likely from fosil resources.

Currently, hybrid and all EV cars are dirtier than their petrol/diesel drinking buddies. It's just people can't see beyond their cars.

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Great news

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5 years ahead of GM's planned change. Other car manufacturers need to get on board, but the production of metals and plastics for vehicles will remain a huge source of pollution.

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What I think is more interesting and possibly more controversial is Volvo saying they will only sell the electric cars on line. Unlike Tesla, Volvo has an established global dealer network to sell their cars. It sounds like Volvo intends to abandon their dealers wholesale. I wonder who is going to perform warranty service on new electric Volvo's? I would be curious to read more about what Volvo's future business model looks like wrt to their dealers.

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Robert Cikki - Currently, hybrid and all EV cars are dirtier than their petrol/diesel drinking buddies.

That often parroted slice of the debate has been fact-checked on numerous occasions and has little merit.

All factors taken into account from material sourcing, production, life running and recycling, EVs use impact the environment far less.

The only case where the 2 types come remotely close is when the sole source of power generation is from old outdated fossil fuel power plants - and even then it's a stretch.

Tons of data around.

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If we want to prevent large parts of the Earth from becoming uninhabitable, actions such as Volvo's are needed.

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If we want to prevent large parts of the Earth from becoming uninhabitable, actions such as Volvo's are needed.

It is only a partial answer. Electric vehicles might be practical for urban commuting and shopping where one may recharge their car at home and at work. But for those of us living in rural areas that need to drive hundreds of kilometers from home for necessary shopping, medical appointments or to conduct business, an electric only car is a major obstacle. Having to sit still for half an hour or more to recharge during trips isn't going to work for most of us. It might be that hydrogen powered vehicles are a better answer for our segment of the market. There are also clean biofuels that can substitute for diesel in a diesel engine.

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Japanese automakers are in danger of following the footsteps of Japanese electronics industry, that is failing to keep up with paradigm shift and become irrelevant.

Japanese are way behind Europeans, GM, Koreans, and Chinese in transition to EV.

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Excellent !!..

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EV are great,

but I'm still waiting for my flying DeLorean.

Wake me up when we get there.

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*Japanese automakers are in danger of following the footsteps of Japanese electronics industry**, that is failing to keep up with paradigm shift and become irrelevant.*

Japanese are way behind Europeans, GM, Koreans, and Chinese in transition to EV.

Tesla will win it all in the end. They are too far ahead of the competition.

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