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Variations on cheaper #hybrid tech to help mpg, efficiency via @GreenCarReports #cars

Variations on cheaper #hybrid tech to help mpg, efficiency via @GreenCarReports #cars

The market for gasoline-electric hybrids and electric cars is expected to grow over the next few years, but they aren't the only energy-efficient vehicles expected to become more popular. Also looking at an increase in popularity are micro-hybrids and mild hybrids, according to a Lux Research report. According to MarketWatch , the Lux report expects the market for micro-hybrids to grow to 39 million vehicles by 2017, creating a $6.9 billion market for energy storage devices. Europe and China will lead the race for micro-hybrids, and the U.S. market for the vehicles will rise from virtually nothing to 8 million vehicles by 2017. Over the same period, sales of mild hybrids should grow by 1.5 million vehicles, or 1.6 percent of the market. Micro- and mild-hybrids: What are they? Mild hybrids are easy enough to explain. Honda has been selling them for several years. They aren'...

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