GMI has confirmed with several sources—both external and internal at GM—that the hybrid program surrounding the full-size trucks and SUVs has been shutdown. It is unusual for GM to cancel programs that are so close to launch, but many insiders GMI has spoken with are not terribly surprised by the move.

If this surprises anyone, I’m shocked. [22 MPG ] was never anything to brag about, regardless of the size of the vehicle. It certainly wasn’t worth the obscene cost of these things. Here’s a simple fact – if you’re going to drive a vehicle the size of Kansas, it’s going to drink a lot of dinosaur juice. There’s just no way around it, hybrid or not.

Published on September 6, 2012 in Linked List

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