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Earlier this year, a couple of European car-making companies announced they had plans to phase out conventional gas and diesel engines, instead opting to focus solely on hybrid and electric cars.

Staff Writer Edwin Delgado can be reached at edelgado@ivpressonline.com or 760-337-3440.

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