Honda Motor Co. has unveiled a new motor-assisted driving system that will drastically improve fuel efficiency and reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

The new hybrid system, called the Honda Integrated Motor Assist, enables a car with a 1-liter gasoline engine to run 30 km per liter, Honda said. Currently, cars with a regular 1-liter gasoline engine only run about 15 km per liter. The automaker said it plans to launch passenger cars with the hybrid engine next year.

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