TOKYO – Despite reports that fuel economy falls significantly short of advertised levels, it is full speed ahead for hybrid-electric vehicle makers, which are seeing continued sales growth and planning to expand production capacity. At present, more than 10 auto plants worldwide make HEVs, turning out more than 300,000 units per year. Given the flexible nature of these facilities (HEVs are produced on mixed lines with standard models), that number could go significantly higher. Hybrid ...

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