Yesterday General Motors announced that the 2008 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid and GMC Yukon Hybrid, both of which feature the company’s two-mode hybrid propulsion system, will be produced at its Arlington assembly plant located in Baltimore, MD. The new two-mode hybrid transmission used by the vehicles will be built nearby at GM’s Baltimore Transmission plant.
Updating the Baltimore Transmission plant will require a $118 million investment that will also create 87 new jobs. Production of the SUVs at these two plants will begin in late 2007. GM has still not released pricing info for these large SUVs, nor how many they intend to sell.
We’re also still waiting for mileage numbers that are more specific than the oft-quoted “25% improvement in fuel economy” that we've been hearing since the Chevy Tahoe Hybrid debuted at the Detroit auto show in early January.