Proton Gas-Electric Car?

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.

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  • too little too late.

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  • Devil on Jul 07, 2005 at 12:23 am

    Will it really work for "Proton"?

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  • akari on Jul 07, 2005 at 12:37 am

    heck,they have too much money izzit? i tot they not even learn how to create a successful normal car yet

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  • noprojects on Jul 07, 2005 at 2:47 am

    hahah wanna laugh…5 years past..wth?

    now ooil price like USD60 per barrel and yet you siad in the road map within 5 years in future?tat time i will be buying proton and sell it out to scarpyard due to it high stupid cost.

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  • Proton WAJA won the most green eco car in Australia beating the Honda and Toyota hibrids.

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  • hey! i heard Proton will convert thier powerfull Campro engine to be used with "tong gas" that widely used in our kitchen!! hehehe

    oh by the way, Man, please dont make a comparo of Proton car lah, those fact a just for peaople to lough at… Those export Waja are not the same with the one that in M'sia!!! for outsider Proton give avery damn thing, top notch quality, but for M'sian, huh! power window will break within 2 or 3 year!!!


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  • Regarding power window, I saw many other makes have the same problem…. saw a nissan like that too, a toyota, a honda ….. etc

    Man(peranakan bugis-minang-jawa)

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