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The car company Volvo has said it will start [made / making] all-electric cars. All new cars it makes [from / between] 2019 will have an electric motor. Volvo wants to stop making cars that use [only / once] petrol-driven or diesel-driven engines. The carmaker said it plans to [launch / lunch] five fully electric cars between 2019 and 2021 and a [strange / range] of hybrid models. A hybrid car has an engine that is both electric and petrol-driven. Volvo becomes the first major carmaker to [say / speak] it will end making cars with an internal combustion engine. The internal combustion engine has [being / been] used in cars for over [the / a] century. Volvo's CEO said: "People [increasingly / increase] demand electrified cars, and we want to respond to our customers' current and [future / futures] needs."

More and more car companies are [now / known] selling cars with electric or hybrid engines. The US-based company Tesla makes only all-electric cars. Its [stock / shock] market value is now 25 per cent higher than [those / that] of Ford Motor Company, which started in 1903. Tesla [recent / recently] announced that it will make 20,000 [of / off] its Model 3 cars a month by December. Volvo hopes to sell a million electrified cars by 2025. In [added / addition] , it hopes to have changed its factories to [be / been] more environmentally friendly. It hopes to have [that / what] it calls "climate-neutral" manufacturing. Volvo said its plans will [meaning / mean] the company will have one of the widest ranges of electrified cars of [many / any] carmaker in the world.

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