The auto industry appears ready to start into a new order, one where hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) begin to share the market with vehicles powered only by internal combustion (IC) engines. Toyota Motor Corp. already is selling a production HEV in Japan, and both Toyota and Honda Motor Co. Ltd. will have HEVs on sale next year in the U.S. Yet curiously, the number of suppliers of a crucial HEV component — traction motors — has consolidated in the last few years, says one supplier source. ...

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