GM and DaimlerChrysler engage in hybrid cars

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The manufacturers General Motors (GM) and DaimlerChrysler have decided to invest the market for hybrid cars to catch up on their Japanese competitor Toyota. The model Prius latter, a vehicle running on gasoline and electricity, has conquered the American public. Fifty-four thousand units have been sold this year in the US and 100000 should be next year. Some experts predict further growth
important for the market share of such cars, which could grow from less than 1% at present to at 5 15 2020% in.

To answer this craze, GM and DaimlerChrysler have concluded an alliance to develop, for a few hundred million, a hybrid engine they hope to market from 2007. This new engine will allow about 25% fuel savings, both on highways in town, and equip any type of model, individual cars to vans and light trucks.

CT 14 / 12 / 04 (GM, DaimlerChrysler teaming up on hybrid)


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