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The 2008 Chevy Tahoe already has best-in-class fuel economy, so why mess with a good thing? The answer is to make it better, of course. GM has just introduced the Tahoe Hybrid. Whether you're driving in the city or on the highway, the Tahoe Hybrid optimizes efficiency and performance thanks to the two-mode hybrid propulsion system. It's this innovative system that allows Tahoe Hybrid to offer up to 50% better city fuel economy the non-hybrid Tahoe. The Green Car Journal has named the 2008 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid the Green Car of the Year.
The Tahoe Hybrid, America's first full-size hybrid SUV, is available in two- or four-wheel drive and provides the power and capability you expect from a utility vehicle while delivering efficiency you never imagined. Its hybrid propulsion system is designed to operate in three ways: electric power, engine power, or any combination of electric and engine power. When you need the extra muscle of Tahoe's Vortec V8, it kicks in seamlessly. When you need to conserve, two small and lightweight 60 kW motors get the job done.
When you pair the two-mode technology with GM’s Active Fuel Management™ system, which deactivates four of the engines eight cylinders when the need for output is low, the result is less fuel burned, money saved and emissions reduced. In fact, The Tahoe Hybrid 2WD delivers an EPA estimated 21 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway. While the 4x4 mode offers 20 city and 20 highway.
While Chevy is offering this hybrid technology on the Tahoe, General Motors has been in the hybrid business a lot longer and in a much ‘larger’ market. Since 2003, GM has applied hybrid technology to the highest fuel-consuming vehicles on the road, including mass-transit buses. According to a study by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, transit buses with the GM hybrid technology deliver up to 75% better fuel economy than traditional transit buses.
Whether the Tahoe becomes the next generation stretched SUV limo is yet to be seen. Nevertheless there are already environmentally friendly party bus limos that you can hire. Remember reduced fuel consumption equals fewer hydrocarbons and less exhaust emissions, which means are greener environment for all of us.