The Five Year Plan's in Effect Y'All: China Going Hybrid

Whoa...we thought the Five Year Plan went out with Stalin, but well, that just goes to show how ignorant we are of ChiCom politics. Part of the 11th FYP is to get more homebrewed hybrids on the road, and Renault's part-time lover, Dongfeng is in on the deal, and they hope to have hybrids as a main vehicle class by 2010. On a side note, they're also working with manufacturer-of-ugly supercars Mullen to develop a hybrid speed machine. We're afraid.

Chinese hybrid cars to hit the road by Christmas [Platinum Today]

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