Hyundai, the world's fifth largest manufacturer (when sales from Kia are included) recently confirmed they will release their first Hybrid car that runs on petroleum gas and lithium batteries.

The new hybrid, which will be based on the Elantra sedan (as shown above) will be powered by fuel-injection LPG Gamma engine displacing 1.6L of carbon per km.

The first car in the world to use lithium polymer rechargeable batteries will be released to the market around July 2009 to first South Korea and then to global markets.