DETROIT – America’s appetite for gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles is underrated, says Robert Stempel, former General Motors Corp. chairman and CEO. Asked what he thinks of a forecast that predicts America’s roads will be home to 500,000 hybrids by mid-decade, Stempel says: “I think it’s low.” (see related story: Bold Forecast Ahead for Hybrid Power) Robert Stempel Stempel, now chairman of Energy Conversion Devices Inc. and chairman and CEO of Chevron Texaco Ovonic Battery ...

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