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Hybrid power systems, once the unique preserve of the Toyota Group, are now top priority for all the world’s major car manufacturers. Until the Holy Grail of the pollution-free hydrogen fuel cell engine comes along, some form of hybrid propulsion, co

20th October, 2007

Hybrid power systems, once the unique preserve of the Toyota Group, are now top priority for all the world’s major car manufacturers. Until the Holy Grail of the pollution-free hydrogen fuel cell engine comes along, some form of hybrid propulsion, combining a traditional engine with an electric motor, is the best way of preserving individual mobility allied to a reduction in emissions.

While all the early hybrid vehicles have been self-contained, petrol-powered models,...

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