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Hybrid Car Plant To Be Built In Baldwin County

Montgomery, AL – A group of Chinese investors plans to construct a large-scale plant to manufacture hybrid automobiles in northern Baldwin County near Mobile.

Gov. Bob Riley and the chairman of H.K Motors, Yung ``Benjamin'' Yeung said the company is expected to begin operations in 2013 and will create more than 5,000 jobs.

Yeung said the company chose Alabama for the project because of the strength of the state's economy.

He said the company will manufacture environmentally friendly vehicles that will use a hybrid engine. The engine will use natural gas, electricity and gasoline.

Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz and Honda currently have vehicle assembly plants in Alabama.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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