Motor Industry Urged to Clean Up Its Act

Land Rover's Land_e benefits include an electric system to power the vehicle at low speed without use of the combustion engine, improving fuel economy.

Published: 28-Dec-2006

Motor industry manufacturers are facing growing pressure from the Government in a bid to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 60 per cent in the next 30 years.

Almost a quarter of all CO2 emissions are generated by motor vehicles, according to the Environment Agency, and with road travel expected to increase by around a third in the next 30 years, many firms have developed new technology to help the industry clean up its act.

Hybrid engines - which combine a petrol or diesel engine with a battery-powered electric motor - have been adopted by Japanese manufacturers Toyota and Honda amongst others.

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