DETROIT – Hyundai Motor America is pushing back its U.S. hybrid-electric vehicle launch to 2013, at the earliest, says the auto maker’s product guru. Previously, Hyundai said it planned to introduce a gasoline-electric version of its Elantra compact car by 2010. But slower-than-expected U.S. sales growth suggests the auto maker can afford to wait. “Hybrid implementation in the U.S. is driven by law – California law, primarily,” says John Krafcik, vice president-product development and ...

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