Malaysia is fast becoming the nation to watch when it comes to alternative fuels. After sending a large shipment
of biodiesel to Germany and the country's commitment to biodiesel in general, what else can we expect from the South East Asian country? Well, now the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, has said the country's automakers needs to build more hybrid cars and other alternative fuel vehicles. The reason, as always, is high gas prices. The Prime Minister said that, "Under the 9th Malaysia Plan, the Government has outlined the need to encourage the use and development of sustainable and renewable energy resources", the Malaysian newspaper The Star
reported. The hybrid in question will be assembled locally by Johor-based LM Star Autoworld Sdn Bhd and offer 50 percent fuel savings with a new technology called hydroxene, The Star wrote. I was skeptical of this gasoline-water hybrid news when I first heard
of it the other day, but if the country's Prime Minister is involved, it can't be a total snow job, can it? The Prime Minister commended the automaker's plan to export eighty percent of the hybrids it builds.
[Source: The Star]