Hybrid Cars - Alternative Energy

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Hybrid Cars - Alternative Energy


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Monday, June 11, 2007

Ikea switches UK car fleet to hybrids

Ikea is switching its entire UK company-car fleet to hybrid vehicles as a prelude to a possible company-wide shift to greener vehicles.

The Swedish retailer said it would trade in its Skoda company cars for Honda Civic hybrids by next year in a pilot programme that it was considering extending to other countries.

The move is a significant one for the growing market for alternative-fuel cars, given the home furnishing group's size and global reach.

It is a coup for Honda, which has seen its rival Toyota achieve global market dominance in hybrid vehicles, which are powered by a combination of an electric motor and a conventional engine.

Honda last week said it was discontinuing production of a hybrid version of its mid-size Accord, US sales of which have trailed behind Toyota's top-selling Prius. However, its hybrid Civics have sold well, and the company is developing a smaller new hybrid car.STORY CONTINUED


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