Now we can view in a fresh light the suitability of the electric motor as a means of powering a car.
Peter DeMarco - The Boston Globe
Dec. 21, 2008
Another pleased FCX driver... Is Honda really on to something here or are we just kidding ourselves? -- Ed.
"Green" cars were a focal point of the New England International Auto Show earlier this month - everything from electric-gas hybrids to clean-burning diesels to "flexible fuel" pick-up trucks and SUVs. Name your alternative fuel, and there's a 2009 car that employs it (or at least something in the pipeline for 2010.)
This week, part 2 of our recap of 2009 green cars and trucks seen at the auto show, starting with the Big Three auto makers.
Chevy's Tahoe became the market's first full-size SUV in 2008 and is available as a hybrid again ($51,000 2-wheel drive, $54,000 4-wheel drive.) Its 21-mile-per-gallon city estimate doubles that of the non-hybrid Tahoe. Chevy is also making its Silverado pickup truck available as a hybrid in 2009, while the Malibu, a mid-size car, will be available as a "mild" hybrid, which means it runs on electricity only when idling or at speeds of less than 5 miles per hour.
Various Chevy models, such as the Avalanche, are also available in cleaner-burning "flexible fuel" models, which run on either... [Read More]