Japan Brewery to Use Hybrid-electrics

Kirin purchase of hybrid electric cars part of effort to reduce CO2 emissions 25% by 2010

Published: 20-Jan-2004

Kirin Brewery Co. will start using hybrid cars, which are driven by a combination of electric motors and small gasoline engines, as its company cars to visit customers for marketing and sales purposes, company sources said Sunday.

This is the first attempt by a Japanese company to adopt hybrid cars for such purposes, according to the sources.

Earlier, Kirin said it would switch all of its 2,000 or so company cars to minicars by 2007 to reduce automobile emissions.

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