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Academic dubs hybrids `too expensive'

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The government and car makers are being urged to lower the prices of hybrid vehicles if they really want to promote the segment and cut fuel imports. 

Prof Yossapong Laoonual, of the engineering faculty at King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT), said prices of hybrid and electric vehicles in Thailand are more than double those of similar models now available in the US, Britain and Japan.

Most hybrid cars are imported, and car makers have set their own prices due to limited competition in the segment.

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