Hybrid Technology Priority One for Automakers, Survey Finds

In ranking importance of alternative fuel technologies over next five years, biodiesel ranked last in KPMG survey.

Published: 07-Jan-2010

By Candace Lombardi

Biodiesel technology is low on the list of priorities for auto industry research, according to a global survey of 200 senior auto executives conducted by KPMG that was released Thursday.

When asked to rate which were the most important alternative fuel technologies to the auto industry over the next five years, hybrid systems were ranked first followed by battery electric power, fuel cell electric power, and biodiesel, respectively.


2010 Toyota Prius has aircraft cockpit-like feel.

The second generation Prius attracted more than 10,000 orders in the U.S. in four days after its release in 2003.

2010 Honda Insight gets estimated 41 mpg combined.

The Insight will go an estimated 40 miles per gallon in the city and 43 on the highway, compared to Fusion Hybrid's 41 mpg and Prius' 50 mpg.

Ford Fusion Hybrid and Mercury Milan Hybrid are first US sedans to compete with Honda and Toyota

Ford's much-acclaimed Fusion Hybrid gets better fuel economy than Toyota Camry and new Honda Insight.


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