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Is the end of the conventional Internal Combustin Engine in passenger vehicles at hand?

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We are in the early phases of a paradigm stiff. Some call it the 4th Industrial Revolution. With Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and computer capabilities becoming exponentially more powerful, our world is changing ever faster.

Now we hear from Volvo it is the beginning of the end for the internal combustion engine.

Volvo announced its 2019 cars will all be either Hybrid or Fully Electric. For Volvo the internal combustion engine has run its course.
The Chinese-owned automotive group on Wednesday unveiled plans to begin phasing out the conventional car engine, the first major auto maker to abandon the technology that has powered the industry for more than a century.

The full story can be viewed here on the Wall Street Journal

So when will cars with Internal combustion engines be fully phased out? Most likely it will take 20-30 years. It is impossible to predict the future. There are too many unknowns and the future is only linear until an unforeseen game changer occurs.