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Aston Martin’s gasoline-powered cars will survive as track-only specials

LONDON — Aston Martin will continue to sell internal combustion engine cars with no electrification after 2030, but only for use on tracks, CEO Tobias Moers said.

Combustion engine sports cars only for track use will account for 5 percent of Aston Martin’s sales by 2030, with full-electric cars taking 50 percent and hybrid cars accounting for 45 percent, Moers wrote in the company’s annual report.

Niche automotive companies such as Aston Martin have long sold track-only sports cars as a way of getting around legislation that requires expensive technology. Racetracks often do not require cars to be road

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