New generation of hybrids predicted
A hybrid-powered car from Toyota is only "the tip of the iceberg" when it comes to greener motoring of the future, an expert has said.
The publisher of environmental website Clean Green Cars said hybrids will eventually become common place and will not be seen as unusual, as the Prius currently is.
The Japanese manufacturer recently announced the Prius had surpassed the one million mark in terms of global sales.
Jay Nagley of Clean Green Cars said: "In four or five years time there will be a new generation of hybrids which will be much more efficient."
He predicted this would have a "major impact" on motoring, leading to many millions of similar cars appearing on the roads in place of traditional fuel cars.
Hybrid cars use a combination of an electric motor and a traditional combustion engine, producing lower CO2 emissions.
Clean Green Cars was founded with the goal to give motorists clear and easy to understand advice about selecting and driving cars in a more environmentally friendly manner.
The Toyota Prius is the highest scoring individual model in the 2008 UK Customer Satisfaction Index study, holding on to a position it was also awarded in 2007.
Article Date: 17 June 2008
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