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VW scandal will be a driving force for hybrid technology

Diesel looks falling out of favour, say analysts, though it may still be popular in cost-conscious emerging markets


THE Volkswagen diesel emissions test rigging scandal could accelerate a shift towards petrol-electric hybrid cars and plug-in electric hybrids - even as cheaper petrol, for now, saps demand for green cars.

The fallout from VW - where the cost of the scandal pushed the German