A little over ten days ago, GM's Bob Lutz told us that the Chevy Volt would not be ready for media drives until July. While that announcement was slightly newsworthy because it signaled a small delay/shifting of the timeline. Whatever. The news that the lithium-ion-powered mules would still be on track to be driven at all was a good sign. Lutz has now confirmed to Reuters that those rides are still scheduled for July but then announced a delay of a different kind.
We thought a week or so ago that GM's new hybrid SUVs would start around $45,000. That information came from a GM spokesman, who said the hybrid version would cost about the same price as the conventional 5.3L model with similar equipment. A price like that would have meant virtually no price premium for the hybrid. Following that post, GM's website confirmed the news, and showed the costs of the Chevy Tahoe 4-Door two-wheel drive hybrid ($47,915), the Tahoe four-wheel drive ($50,720), and the G
Autoblog's Chris Tutor has spent some time with the new 2008 Chevy Malibu and his impression is wonderfully favorable. As AutoblogGreen readers know, this sedan also comes in a hybrid version, but it's not much of an eco-car. The hybrid Malibu uses a the same belt-alternator-starter mild hybrid system with a a nickel metal hydride battery that is used in the Saturn Aura and the Saturn Vue mated to a 2.4L EcoTec four cylinder. Chris spent a little bit of time with the hybrid version, and found it