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.

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