DaimlerChrysler AG jumps into the hybrid game with last Tuesday's announcement it will begin offering the Dodge Durango sport/utility vehicle with a hybrid powertrain in 2003. The carmaker is anticipating 15% of the 220,000 Durangos produced annually will have the new gasoline-electric propulsion system that essentially squeezes V-8 power out of a V-6 engine, reducing stops at the gas station as well as emissions of carbon dioxide. Popularity may hinge on federal legislation granting a ...

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