Land Rover plans hybrid engine

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Rover is to try to head off the growing of gas-guzzling 4x4s by starting on hybrid petrol-electric engines.

The work comes as carmakers are increasingly concerned about a against sports utility leading to higher taxes or bans. The level of concern was last week when officials from many carmakers were briefed by an offroader lobby group on could be done to counter views. Ron Defore, the communications for SUV Owners of America, said: Our at the meeting was to share with what our organisation has been to do over the last two years: to a lot of the media coverage.

Land Rover engineers are use of hybrid systems with Ford Motor, which the world’s first hybrid SUV in the US year. The hybrid uses a charged by braking or when the is running at high efficiency, to mileage per gallon. The work on engines comes as attacks on by governments and pressure groups are sharply.

London, Paris, Italy and have all threatened to ban or tax the vehicles, no action has yet been taken. are some of the most profitable on the road and one of the few types whose are increasing.

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Toyota, the Japanese carmaker, is leading the adoption of hybrid with its Prius, plans to Europe’s first hybrid SUV its luxury Lexus badge year, partly to boost the image. Takis Athanasopoulos, of the company’s European operations, Toyota is trying to offer to the customer the right to have a for a vehicle without feeling that he is contributing in a negative way to the

British executives who attended the with US lobbyists said it was the American approach — includes denying any pollution — would be adopted in as it could further alienate Joe Greenwell, Land Rover and chief executive, said: We at all the criticisms with care. We to address some of the misconceptions but we see that it is a requirement for us to look at power systems.

He said there was a dialogue on with Ford about group hybrid technology, Japanese affiliate Mazda wants to use. But the long time meant any hybrid was at least five years

In the interim, manufacturers seem to step up attempts to convince the SUVs are not the safety or environmental they are often made out to be. now action had been confined to an factsheet, but the industry would be pro-active in promoting SUVs, one person who attended the meeting.

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