Toyota Counts on Hybrid Growth While GM Pursues Clean Diesels

Jim Press

Diesel engines and hybrid-elec­tric dri­ve trains improve fuel effi­cien­cy. Both add incre­men­tal costs to the pur­chase but become more cost-effec­tive over the life­cy­cle of a vehi­cle as fuel prices con­tin­ue to rise. Toy­ota expects gaso­line-elec­tric hybrid engines to dom­i­nate in the US. Mean­while, Gen­er­al Motors is pur­su­ing a clean diesel strat­e­gy in light vehi­cles.