Tun Dr. Mahathir revealed in the papers today what’s coming up in Proton’s road map. He says that Proton plans to develop a gas-electric car in 5 years time. Proton has supposedly been working on the project for the past 5 years.

The car will be powered by a hybrid powerplant that runs on an electric motor backed up by a small gasoline engine.

Toyota has done pretty well in the US with it’s Toyota Prius hybrid vehicle.

Mahathir did not say whether Proton would be developing it’s own Campro gas-electric, or sourcing the technology from another manufacturer.