"Maybe there isn't room for Wal-Mart in this right now,'' Scott said in a speech to store managers and suppliers in Kansas City yesterday. "But something tells me that there may be some role for us in the future.'' Scott didn't identify the carmakers, other than to say they were "major'' companies, Bloomberg reports.
Scott is a key backer of the green movement and he’s also determined to eliminate America’s dependence on oil. Not only does he hope to start selling the hybrid vehicles, he’s also set up a team to work closely with suppliers to improve the energy-efficiency of the products Wal-Mart sells.