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Romm 8 (0:35)
Topic(s): Electric & Hybrid / Future Transport
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Well, we have been stuck with the internal combustion engine alone for about eight decades now. The Clinton administration formed a partnership with the automakers to develop hybrid cars. The irony is that that motivated the Japanese to build those cars, and the US car companies walked away from the deal as soon as President Bush took office. And the net result has been Toyota and Honda have hybrids. US car companies were very slow to the market, but now they're finally introducing hybrids and I think hybrids are the car of the near future. I expect hybrids to become increasingly popular in every market segment.

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