Posted by: shoji | November 15, 2007

Chevy Tahoe Hybrid wins Green Car of Year

Here’s to GM– hope they can sell these green SUVs.

Chevy Tahoe Hybrid wins Green Car of Year – Nov. 15, 2007
General Motors’ (Charts, Fortune 500) Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid took home the 2008 award from the Green Car Journal for its outstanding gas mileage compared to its competitors, the magazine said the Thursday.

“This is a milestone in many respects,” said Green Car Journal editor Ron Cogan in a statement. “People don’t think ‘green’ when SUVs are concerned, and for generally good reason since SUVs often get poor fuel economy compared to most other vehicles. Chevrolet’s Tahoe Hybrid changes this dynamic with a fuel efficiency improvement of up to 30 percent compared to similar vehicles equipped with a standard V-8.”

In the city, where many SUVs spend the bulk of their time, the 6.0 liter two-mode Hybrid achieves 50 percent better fuel economy than a standard Tahoe with a 5.3-liter V-8. The Tahoe’s 21 mpg in the city is the same as the city rating for the four-cylinder Toyota Camry.

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