GM explores making hybrid vehicles in China

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SHANGHAI, Oct 31 (Reuters) - General Motors Corp. plans to explore making hybrid cars for China with its main partner in the country, targeting their introduction by 2008. Beijing, concerned that an energy shortage could slam the brakes on rip-roaring economic growth, is increasingly open to the idea of hybrids on its roads. Hybrids burn less fuel by adding one or more electric motors to a standard petrol or diesel engine. The batteries help power the vehicle and recharge by capturing ...

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