SONOMA, CA – Fuel-cell vehicles took the spotlight at the 2003 Challenge Bibendum here, but internal combustion engines (ICEs) probably were bigger winners. Gasoline ICEs from Honda Motor Co. Ltd., Toyota Motor Corp., Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. and Volvo Cars all scored the equivalent of California's super ultra low emissions vehicle (SULEV) standard, encouraging some enthusiasm among promoters. And of all the 65-some vehicles presented, 31 used diesel engines, alone or in hybrid combinations. ...

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