All fuels and all engine technologies have shortcomings. Petrol and diesel engines are highly efficient, but emit CO2 and other gases and particulates. Electric motors are clean, but cannot yet deliver satisfying overall driving range or performance.
However, by combining petrol and electric power into a "hybrid" system we can deliver the best of all worlds - good range, low emissions and dynamic performance. This integrated power "synergy" is the inspiration behind our critically acclaimed Hybrid Synergy Drive technology.