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05 Nov 2007 04:11:36

Honda to step up hybrid production



Honda has announced that it is planning to treble the number of petrol-electric hybrid cars available to conscientious motorists in the UK within the next three years.

The Japanese car manufacturer said that its four door Civic IMA (Integrated Motor Assist) would also be joined by a cheaper and smaller version, as well as a hybrid sports car based on the CR-Z concept that is being displayed at the Tokyo Motor Show.

The new car should go on sale in 2009 and will provide competition to the Toyota Prius, with Honda hoping of worldwide sales of 200,000 for the new budget hybrid vehicle, which should cost around £13,500. There is not, as yet, a time frame on the production of the hybrid sports car.

The company said that it predicts automakers to become increasingly interested in the market for hybrid sports cars because the cars allow for higher torque and quick acceleration.

Hybrid vehicles use electric motors to power cars at low speeds, for example in city traffic, and petrol engines when more power is needed on motorways or main roads. When slowing down, the petrol engine also acts as a generator, charging the electric motor''s battery pack.ADNFCR-1235-ID-18343256-ADNFCR


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