tractioninc
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End of the line for combustion engines?

Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:58 pm

In recent years, car makers have invested countless millions in their engine programs due to the horsepower wars and ever-increasing emissions/efficiency targets. But now it looks like we may have reached the end of the line for combustion engines.

Autoline (an auto industry news source in the US) is reporting that in due to global trends in vehicle electrification, "After 2021, not a single automaker has plans to develop new piston engines. They will continue to develop the engines they have, but will not design all new ones."

https://youtu.be/_z5zVITcnwE?t=4m43s

As a race fan and performance car enthusiast, I find that news bittersweet. This truly is the end of an era.
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Re: End of the line for combustion engines?

Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:05 am

Yep, in French, we have a subject for this : http://www.automobile-propre.com/forums ... t6947.html

2020 for the end of development of Thermal Motors ... an 2035 for a rush in Electric Cars (inversion of the market sale).

It's quick.
But we NEED that for sure !
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