Posted Dec 04, 2007 in Miscellaneous.
Following on from my previous entry about massive sedans, I bring news of the 2008 Green Car of the Year. Incredibly, a gigantic gas-guzzling monster called the Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid has come out on top. This 6-liter behemoth achieves an estimated 21 miles per US gallon (25 miles per gallon imperial) city fuel efficiency rating (the four-wheel drive version manages only 20 miles per gallon).
How is this supposed to be a “green” car, exactly? This thing is 17 feet long and weighs 2.7 tons (2.5 metric tonnes)! The Chevy website boasts that the car is as fuel efficient as a 4-cylinder Toyota Camry, but neglects to mention that the Camry Hybrid gets 33 miles per US gallon and costs half as much to buy. America needs to quit fucking around with enormous SUVs and start making mid-size cars powered by fuel cell technologies. Chevrolet have already made steps in the right direction with the Sequel and Ford has been investing in hydrogen filling stations. More needs to be done, because this award is a slap in the face for groups campaigning for better environmental standards.