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GMC Sierra 1500, Hybrid Cars
#1 of 100 Sierra Hybrid: Are They or Aren't They?
Feb 06, 2004 (8:16 pm)
What is the latest on the GM Hybrid trucks? Are they going to offer them to the public or not?
Feb 10, 2004 (3:19 pm)
I was on GM BuyPower and found the HP2 option on Sierra 1500 Extended Cabs only. I talked to a dealer that I've has some correspondence with in the past, and he knew nothing of it.
#3 of 100 late
Feb 10, 2004 (5:37 pm)
they are johnny come lately again.
also, not true hybrid as compare to toyota.
DOD is also late too.
#5 of 100 True Hybrid
Feb 12, 2004 (5:32 pm)
I did find a write up about it. I was disappointed to know that there was only a 10 to 15% improvement in MPG. That is not much when you are already below 20MPG. I drive too far to justify the truck. That is why I got rid of my D-Max. Looks like we'll just have to stay truckless.
#6 of 100 sooner or later
Feb 12, 2004 (5:50 pm)
GM is a day late and a dollar short when it comes to hybrids, yea there are hybrid fleet vehicles now but nothing for the rest of us and even the fleets get some half baked mild hybrids with DOD (displacement on demand) Ya GM is hyping hydrogen and I have some Ballard power systems stock (Ballard is big into fuel cells) http://www.ballard.com and thus I would love to see the hydrogen economy take off for a number of reasons but there are several big obstacles that need to be overcome first.
Feb 12, 2004 (9:05 pm)
i wish every auto manufacturer would start building hybrids. we all love cars, but i'm sure we all love the continued good health of our family, friends, pets, and the whole lovely planet even more.
#8 of 100 maybe they aren't worth it
Mar 25, 2004 (9:54 pm)
GM may be finding that they don't really deliver on improved fuel economy? A hybrid requires extra "parts", and thus they weigh more. These "parts" help it get better fuel economy in specific conditions, like on the EPA city test, but hurt fuel economy when its driven in other conditions. I suspect they will delay/suspend introduction for this reason. For a clear understanding of hybrid technology in layman's terms, read the book "Common Sense Not Required." Available at Amazon.
#10 of 100 Re: True Hybrid [cowgyrl13 #5]
Jul 01, 2004 (3:52 pm)
Agreed, this nominal increase in MPG will never justify the extra money. And I'm afraid of two things - one, this is just like GM to bring this out the cheap way and give us no real advantage, and second, I'm not sure hybrid technology is going to work in larger vehicles, so it's not going to last.