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Chevy Tahoe Hybrid: Read The Figures And Weep

Posted by keith on May 12th, 2008

Frankly it’s a pile of crap

It’s 2008. Chevy have broken the mould and built a big SUV that is also a hybrid! Aren’t they fantastic?

The Hybrid Taken To Its Logical Extreme

The 2008 Chevy Tahoe already has best-in-class fuel economy. So why mess with a good thing? To make it better, of course. Seems the Green Car Journal agrees — they’ve named the 2008 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid the Green Car of the Year.

This is from the Chevy web site. There are a few notes attached to the statement, which you might find interesting. Shall we read it again?

The Hybrid Taken To Its Logical Extreme

The 2008 Chevy Tahoe already has best-in-class fuel economy. (1) So why mess with a good thing? To make it better, of course. Seems the Green Car Journal agrees — they’ve named the 2008 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid (2) the Green Car of the Year.(3)

(1) Based on 2007 GM Large Utility segment and 2008 EPA estimates. Tahoe 2WD with available 5.3L V8 has EPA est. MPG 14 city/20 hwy.

(2) Limited availability starting January 2008.

(3) For more information, visit GreenCar.com.

So, let’s get this right: (1) It is Best In Class compared to GM’s other f*** off SUV monsters — not other manfacturers’ SUVs, just those made by GM. (2) There will be hardly any of them (actually, that’s got to be a good thing). (3) Green Car magazine is run by a guy who loves cars — the “environment” (as they define it) is a selling point.

Just in case you missed it, the 2008 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid does 20MPG on the highway (that’s 25MPG if you are not in North America). Quite frankly, that is s***. It’s a huge lump of metal, tweaked by some engineers to make GM look green, which, even compared to other SUVs is just another gas-guzzler.

Time to learn a lesson: the auto industry want to sell cars. They will say anything to sell cars. They will destroy the planet if it means they can sell more cars. Don’t believe a word they say.

End of lesson.

6 Responses to “Chevy Tahoe Hybrid: Read The Figures And Weep”

  1. The Sietch Blog » Chevy Tahoe Hybrid: Read The Figures And Weep Says:

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  2. chris Says:

    I saw it yesterday with a huge “H Y B R I D” signs on the lower sides and a few smaller ones. That was a disgusting piece of hypocrisy.

  3. keith Says:

    A few well placed “Greenwash” signs might be in order, then ;-)

  4. chris Says:

    It’s not even greenwash, it’s just pure ignorance. And for your records: the driver was a woman and she was rather the only passenger in this monster.

  5. Don Says:

    Are you guys retarded, thats the normal tahoe.. Get the facts straight. It gets 21 in city..

  6. keith Says:

    21 in the city, not sure what you’re implying – but it’s a still a shit mileage. And that picture, along with the mileage figures came straight from the Chevy hydrid website, so who’s…now? (No, I’m not going to use that offensive word – I’ll leave that to sad college kids with no manners)

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