What does "ICE" mean when referring to electric cars?

I was reading an article about electric cars and it kept referring to ICE cars. What does “ICE” mean when referring to electric cars?

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ICE is an acronym for internal combustion engine, so an ICE car is any car that runs on a traditional engine with a gas-powered tank. Sometimes you may also see ICE cars referred to as gas-powered cars.
ICE vehicles also include trucks, buses and other vehicles that run on diesel, biofuels or even natural gas.
With new emissions goals being set across the globe every day, some automakers have announced plans to transition away from ICE vehicles altogether, while others are hanging on because of their continued popularity.
Not only are ICE cars what most consumers are familiar with, they are generally easier and less expensive for automakers to produce. Proponents of EVs hope to someday make electric cars just as affordable and accessible as gas-powered cars to hopefully encourage more people to make the switch.
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