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British environmental site Clean Green Cars announced a report that says that buying a hybrid does not have significant CO2 advantage over an equivalent diesel. The report doesn't mention other tailpipe pollutants and doesn't say that hybrids are a bad thing themselves because they do lower gasoline consumption. It's just that hybrids are more appropriate for the U. S., where diesels are virtually unknown, than in the UK. Clean Green Cars also says that we have to wait for lithium-ion and plug-i

The Lexus LS600h is by far the most expensive production hybrid yet and it has just gone on sale in Europe. To date hybrids have not been as popular in Europe as the dominant diesels. AutoSpies has decided to pit the big Lexus against the established Mercedes-Benz S420 CDI and the BMW 745d. The Germans are both propelled by diesel V-8s while the Lexus uses the latest version of Toyota's hybrid synergy drive. If this test is any indication, the Germans have little to worry about for now. As expec