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AutoLine: Episode 157 - Congress Mad About Dealer Closings, Magna May Not Have Opel, Toyota’s Plug-In Prius

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Today on Autoline Daily, GM and Chrysler testified in the US Congress yesterday, defending their decision to collectively close 3,400 car dealerships. The German government is still accepting bids for Opel. Toyota will start leasing plug-in electric hybrids by the end of this year. All that and more, plus a preview of a one-on-one interview we did with Bob Lutz.

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Toyota will start leasing plug-in electric hybrids by the end of this year.

And they will be praised for it, while GM was demonized for only leasing and not selling the EV1.

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And they will be praised for it, while GM was demonized for only leasing and not selling the EV1.

Probably...and Honda trumps that with their lease-only Clarity. Fuel cells are cooler than plug in hybrids, IMHO. Didn't GM have fuel cell technology under development? Wonder what happened to it.

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Probably...and Honda trumps that with their lease-only Clarity. Fuel cells are cooler than plug in hybrids, IMHO. Didn't GM have fuel cell technology under development? Wonder what happened to it.

They introduced the Hy-wire and it's fuel-cell drivetrain in 2002, and as far as I know they've done exactly squat with it.

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