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Where is the trend for hybrid vehicles the strongest and how alive is it in Central and South Eastern Europe, especially Slovenia?

Gregor Mauko: In the case of hybridisation, the strongest region is Europe, followed by the United States and Japan for both Toyota and Lexus. In Europe, 95% of Lexus sales are hybrids, in the case of Toyota, in Western Europe more than 50%. Slovenia is in line with Europe - for Lexus we sell only hybrids, we have not had diesel since 2011 and customers really appreciate the hybrid technology. In the past there were some challenges with extremely diesel-oriented markets, but it was more related to the awareness, because once you drive a Lexus hybrid model, you will not go back to diesel. In this sense, we expect many brands will promote plug-in hybrids in the future, but they do not...

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