Citroen's C-Metisse Hybrid Turning Heads in Paris

Environmentally friendly sports car? Citroen says could happen, one day

Published: 29-Sep-2006

"It's clearly a dream car," he told MarketWatch. "The carbon fibers would make it way too expensive, and we use competitors' technology."

But the dream, named the Citroen C-Metisse, was clearly one of the standouts at the Paris auto show.

The sleek, red four-door machine has four-wheel drive, with its diesel engine driving the front two wheels. Electric motors are installed in the back.


Playing catch-up a decade late, the world's auto giants now find that they have to lease or buy technology from Toyota.

Spc. Jeffrey Hamme and Staff Sgt. Michelangelo Merksamer of HHC, 1/506th Infantry, point out features of the Hybrid Electric Humvee at the AUSA Annual Meeting earlier this month. The two Soldiers participated in a Military Utility Assessment of the prototype vehicle last month at Fort Campbell, Ky.

Ford's 'Hybrid Patrol,' a 10-city initiative this fall that aims to show hybrid drivers how to drive for best fuel economy. EV World photo of Bill and Lisa Hammond on way to first Ford Patrol event in Detroit during stop-over in Omaha.


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