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Will greater mpg resurge truck/suv sales

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Will greater mpg resurge truck/suv sales

joela joela
User | Posts: 64 | Joined: 03/06
Posted: 12/15/06
12:03 PM

At the second 2006 LA Auto Show, GM announced it's developing plug-in hybrids with the company's large trucks and SUVs to be the first recipients of said tech (e.g., Saturn Vue, etc.).

The effects are dramatic. GM's claiming its plug-in Vue can achieve up to 70 mpg. Even if the tech is commerically feasible and allows up to 50 mpg, that's a big jump from current figures, especially for large SUVs like the GMC Yukon.

Currently, sales of large SUVs are either plummetting or, at best, stable. Do you think GM's plug-ins would reverse such a trend? Or is the slide inevitable?  

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