TROY, MI – The much-ballyhooed hybrid-electric vehicle system being jointly developed by General Motors Corp., DaimlerChrysler AG and BMW AG is close enough to its final production guise that the partnership has begun specifying assembly-plant tooling, sources close to the program tell Ward’s. The venture’s Two Mode hybrid transmission incorporates electric motors in the basic structure of an automatic transmission to create what essentially is an electrically boosted continuously variable ...

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