The Australian vehicle industry is taking a risk by not looking to build small, fuel-efficient cars that use new technologies, an analyst tells attendees at an automotive conference in Melbourne. Hybrid-electric vehicles and small cars represent a new growth area in the coming 10 years, says Jay Baron, CEO of U.S.-based Center for Automotive Research. Baron, the keynote speaker at the Society of Automotive Engineers conference, says it is surprising Australia – with a market of less ...

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