All the manufacturers have a heavy focus with R&D on green technologies right now and there has been some great, and more importantly practical outcomes because of it.
For example, BMW's Efficient Dynamics and Volkswagen's stripped down ultra efficient BlueMotion models.
I'm still not convinced by hybrids through, not at the moment anyway. And it's VW that's rekindled that annoyance i feel when a manufacturer comes out with another hybrid SUV.
VW has created a Touareg V6 TSI Hybrid - which has 331bhp and thanks to its hybrid engine it will also do a mighty 31mpg. What's the point?