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Interesting insight into the state of the industry from Lexus Europe Chief Alain Uyttenhoven

The next big discussion will be about particulates. CO2 is not behind us, but we have to go to 99g/km by 2020. So, diesel has been growing because that CO2 average is easier to achieve with diesel. But the cost of purifying a diesel car is going to rise, so in the future, these engines are going to cost a lot more… For us, [petrol] hybrid is the answer.
 

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Seeing all the super cars that are using hybrid tech, you have to figure that this technology is advancing pretty quick. I am thinking that all cars will be hybrid within the decade.
 

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Hybrid for the win for the long-term, as well as EV systems. Already we get a good taste of what this tech has to offer. From econo-boxes to hybrid hypercars that get amazing performance.
 

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Do you think that Toyota's focus on fuel cells has any chance of supplanting hybrids?
depends on how incentivized they become. For one the only reason Toyota has a hydrogen FCV is becasue California has incentivized just that. Same goes for the manufacturers taking up hybrids and EV's...

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Yea the subsidies are a big part of the game at this point, but I think that's okay. The government should do things to promote research and create priorities.
 
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