GM Launches Hybrids Amid Brisk Prius Sales

  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    <iframe src="" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

General Motors is launching four new hybrids this year and next as it gets serious about closing the "green gap" with rival Toyota.

GM has pinned its hopes for the future on a more sophisticated "lithium-ion" hybrid and hopes to have it on the market by 2010.

Meanwhile, though, Toyota is cashing in on the popularity of the Prius, and GM is struggling to come up with a good response.

Dustin Dwyer of Michigan Radio reports.



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.

NPR thanks our sponsors

Become an NPR sponsor

Support comes from