Hybrid Cars - Alternative Energy

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Hybrid Cars - Alternative Energy


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Sunday, November 19, 2006

Toyota aims to commercialise hybrid car

Toyota Motor Corp plans to commercialise a diesel hybrid sub compact car as early as 2010 in cooperation with its ally Isuzu Motors Ltd., which is strong in diesel engine technologies, informed sources said.

Toyota has adopted the plan because a diesel hybrid car will be appealing in Europe, where diesel-engine vehicles are popular, and in Japan where gasoline-electric hybrid cars are gaining recognition, they said.

Diesel hybrid vehicles, which run on a diesel engine and an electric motor, are considered more fuel efficient than currently common gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles, and cleaner than diesel engine vehicles in terms of gas emissions.

There are some diesel hybrid trucks in actual use, but in order to apply the technology to cars, it is necessary to reduce the size and weight of the engine and motor, and to lower prices as well, the sources said.

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