NEW YORK – Others may have gotten the jump on hybrid-electric vehicles, but hybrid-development partners General Motors Corp., DaimlerChrysler AG and BMW AG think they have a better idea when it comes to HEV technology. “We’re convinced the concept we’re following is superior (to HEV leader Toyota Motor Corp.’s),” DC’s Andreas Truckenbrodt, executive director-Hybrid Powertrain Programs, declares at a media backgrounder here. The new hybrid powertrain system, developed through a ...

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