• Apr 13th 2006 at 1:46PM
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The sight of 85 Tahoes triple-parked in Manhattan is one to behold. GM parked the fleet of flex-fuel SUVs in front of the Javits center today to make a green scene before they're picked up and driven off to various New York dealerships. The group also contains the first ten flex-fuel Suburbans off of the production line.

It's a strange world we live in when a group of 85 illegally-parked SUVs in Manhattan are supposed to be a statement on behalf of the environment.

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      • 9 Years Ago
      Brazil is practically 100% free of the world oil market. All due to ethanol based vehicles. It's part of the future. Availability will ramp up quickly as soon as demand is created. That's the genius of America, in case you forgot. And E85 vehicles do not carry big markups, a la Lexus, or pricing subsidized by the manufacturer, a la Prius. By the way, a friend has an E85 Chrysler product here in Charlotte and availabilty is not an issue and starting to spread.
      E85 is not as sexy as hybrid, but quickly getting an alternative fuel makes a lot of sense.
      GM is on the right track.

      • 9 Years Ago
      #1 like nobody else advertises? Get a clue, we're surrounded by it, which, shoes, shirt, jacket, t shirt hat are you wearing today with a nme on it.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Hey Detroit,
      Why am I on here? To aggrevate your sorry butt, what did you think.
      • 9 Years Ago
      "It's a strange world we live in when a group of 85 illegally-parked SUVs in Manhattan are supposed to be a statement on behalf of the environment." - Not in the US obviously, this wouldn't happen anywhere else!
      • 9 Years Ago
      "13. Jeff Neff,
      How about getting your nose out of the foreign manufactures anal cavities. Autoblog has proven your bloggers either have zero knowledge about autobiles or an anti american bias that is as thick as your noggins."

      Who's Jeff? If you hate auto bloggers so much, why are you on here?
      • 9 Years Ago
      A desperate attempt on GM's part to draw attention to their vehicles.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Weird. Plainly weird.

      Most (some?) enviormentalists seem to be ignorant, and all that they would see would be just huge SUVs... and they'd want them burned down, in the name of everything that is green.

      Is it ok if I drink Starbucks?
      • 9 Years Ago
      They must be running out of room at the dealerships. They needed to park them somehwere.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Give them a break! Its a fricking car show with all kinds of stunts by all the company's. Models and Celebrity's everywhere. #1 you need to get out more and learn a little about what your talking about before you post.Idiot!
      • 9 Years Ago
      GM always does things in a big way. Read George Wills editorial this morning about GM's welfare state...errr job banks where a lay-off from GM, courtesy of GM and the UAW, can net you $100k a year for simply showing up for a class on how to play Trivial Pursuit or just sitting in a room for an eight hour shift. No joke. GM thot they would sell their millions of cars and trucks forever and even came up with this idea, not the UAW. With policies like these, GM's shareholders are lining up to dump a companies stock that is soon to be as worthless as a Chevy Citation. I think we ought to look into the leadership of FEMA and find out if GM had any role in this Katrina debacle.
      • 9 Years Ago
      And what is the point that GM is trying to make with this aside from pointing out that double and triple parking in NY is (or is not) an issue??
      • 9 Years Ago
      4. According to www.e85fuel.org, there are NO public fuel sources for E85 anywhere in New York (and only 6 locations labeled "Private facility. No public access.").

      Flex-fuel isn't such a nifty idea if the only fuel you can find it gasoline.

      So if you do not build the demand for E85 first, do you think people with gas stations will stock it?
      If there is demand, it makes sence to put a pump in your station
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