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Nissan to end most development of new gasoline engines

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TOKYO -- Nissan Motor will end development of new internal combustion engines in all its major markets except the U.S. and focus its resources on electric vehicles, becoming the first major Japanese automaker to make such a break, Nikkei has learned.

Nissan has already stopped developing gasoline engines for sale in Europe.

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