The appeal of hybrid-electric vehicles is revving up in China, while Japan and the U.S. have been slower to climb aboard. A recent survey by Connecticut-based Survey Sampling International LLC polled 1,000 people on the subject in each of three countries. China shows the highest interest in moving toward hybrids, with half of those polled indicating they would definitely select an HEV for their next purchase, the study finds. The figure was 25% in Japan, compared with just 14% in the ...

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