Hertz introduces CNG vehicle rentals in US; Civics and Yukons

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Hertz will begin renting eight CNG Honda Civics and two CNG GMC Yukons at Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City early next month. The Hertz Corporation is introducing compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles to its fleet in the US. All vehicles will include NeverLost GPS units to assist renters in mapping local CNG refueling stations. Oklahoma City is serving as a pilot program for Hertz’s CNG airport rentals program.

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2012 GMC Yukon Hybrid Update

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The 2012 GMC Yukon Hybrid: Solid SUV Credentials plus Fuel Economy. For those looking for the full-sized SUV experience who also want to save some money on fuel, consider the 2012 GMC Yukon Hybrid. The four-door, eight-passenger Yukon Hybrid is designed to meet the needs of an active family or small construction business. The Yukon Hybrid has a fuel economy rating of 20 mpg city and 23 mpg highway. > View a photo gallery of the 2012 GMC Yukon Hybrid here. >

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2010 Yukon Hybrid Options

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Like the sharing that goes on between the GMC Sierra and the Chevrolet Silverado Hybrids, the 2010 GMC Yukon Hybrid is a virtual replica of the Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid underneath the skin. In that respect, the Yukon and the Tahoe are quite different. The Yukon favors a more understated, slick look when compared to the extroverted Tahoe, and this puts it on the list of buyers who are more interested in blending in with the crowd. Tags: GMC Yukon

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2009 GMC Yukon Hybrid Test Drive

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I had the opportunity to test drive a 2009 GMC Yukon hybrid SUV last week, and I learned first hand how incredible the Two Mode hybrid transmission really operates. The ‘09 hybrid Yukon that I drove was a 4wd model, loaded with lots of enjoyable features. My understanding is that hybrid Yukons don’t offer a lot of options, as they come standard with all the goodies. Below is a comprehensive video review of the GMC Yukon hybrid, from Kelley Blue Book.

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Is the GMC Yukon Denali Hybrid a case of denial?

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but the GMC Yukon Denali Hybrid is one of those behemoth cars that make one scratch their head in amazement they bothered to make it a Hybrid. Pardon the pun (Denali, Denial, eh?) It's a large expensive SUV ($62,000 for the model

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Is the GMC Yukon Denali Hybrid a case of denial?

National Green Transportation

but the GMC Yukon Denali Hybrid is one of those behemoth cars that make one scratch their head in amazement they bothered to make it a Hybrid. Do you like this story? Pardon the pun (Denali, Denial, eh?) It's a large expensive SUV ($62,000 for the model on display at

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GMC Delivers 8 Passengers And 21 MPG

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2011 GMC Yukon Hybrid: Delivering power plus fuel economy. If you are a city driver who needs high towing capacity, the 2011 GMC Yukon Hybrid might be the right choice. For a full-sized SUV that seats eight passengers, the 2011 GMC Yukon Hybrid offers an impressive 21 mpg city in the two-wheel drive version and 20 mpg city with the four-wheel drive model. And GM made an effort several years ago to reduce the weight of GMC Yukon. GMC Yukon

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GMC Delivers 8 Passengers And 21 MPG

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2011 GMC Yukon Hybrid: Delivering power plus fuel economy. If you are a city driver who needs high towing capacity, the 2011 GMC Yukon Hybrid might be the right choice. For a full-sized SUV that seats eight passengers, the 2011 GMC Yukon Hybrid offers an impressive 21 mpg city in the two-wheel drive version and 20 mpg city with the four-wheel drive model. And GM made an effort several years ago to reduce the weight of GMC Yukon. GMC Yukon

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GM investing $2B in Spring Hill plant to build EVs, starting with Cadillac LYRIQ

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General Motors Co. announced today that its Spring Hill, Tennessee assembly plant will begin the transition to become the company’s third vehicle manufacturing site to produce electric vehicles, joining Factory ZERO in Detroit and Hamtramck, Michigan, and Orion Assembly in Orion Township, Michigan.

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GM invests $1.4B for Arlington Plant upgrades for SUVs

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Production schedules for Chevrolet Tahoes and Suburbans, GMC Yukons and Yukon XLs and Cadillac Escalades will be unaffected by the construction. In its largest single plant investment in the US this year, General Motors announced $1.4 billion for a range of improvements to its Arlington Assembly Plant to more competitively produce high-quality full-size SUVs. The investment allows the plant to be reconfigured with a new paint shop, body shop and general assembly area upgrades.

Denali Hybrid | New York Auto Show

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Making its debut at the 2009 New York Auto Show (beginning 4/10/09) will be the next green offering from GMC, the 2009 Yukon Denali hybrid. Those of you who have been following the hybrid industry know that GMC rolled out a non-Denali version, 2008 Yukon hybrid about a year ago. If you are familiar with the already loaded up and luxurious 2009 Yukon Denali, it’s a cinch to see how the hybrid version will be similar. Tags: GMC Yukon

Tula Technology hits milestone of 1M vehicles produced with Dynamic Skip Fire

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Tula’s proprietary technology is being used in the top-selling Cadillac Escalade, Chevrolet Silverado and Suburban, and the GMC Sierra and Yukon. Tula Technology, Inc., a tech leader in improving propulsion efficiency and reducing emissions in passenger cars and commercial vehicles, announced that the one-millionth vehicle utilizing its award-winning Dynamic Skip Fire (DSF) technology ( earlier post ) was produced in November 2020.

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GM to use wind power for more than 50% of annual vehicle output from Arlington Assembly plant

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Arlington Assembly produces more than 1,200 vehicles daily, including the Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe; GMC Yukon and Yukon XL; and Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV. General Motors’ Arlington, Texas, Assembly plant will soon be able to build up to 125,000 trucks a year using wind power. The 115 million kilowatt hours of renewable energy will be enough to manufacture more than half of the plant’s annual vehicle output.

GM investing $385M in Romulus Engine plant to prepare for production of new fuel-efficient engine program

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The plant, which currently has about 840 employees on two shifts, produces a variety of V6 and V8 engines that power GM full-size vans, SUVs and pickups, including the Chevrolet Express, Silverado, Tahoe, Suburban and Colorado, GMC Savana, Sierra, Yukon, Canyon, and Cadillac Escalade. General Motors will invest approximately $385 million to prepare the Romulus Engine plant in Michigan for production of an all-new, fuel-efficient engine program.

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First natural gas GM half-ton pickups with 5.3L DI engines delivered in Texas

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liter direct injection engines, which are used in the Chevy Suburban, the GMC Yukon XL and several larger pickup trucks. Nat G CNG Solutions has delivered the first natural gas half-ton pickup trucks with General Motors’ 5.3-liter direct injection engine. The 2015 model vehicles were purchased by local Houston company NewTex Plumbing and San Antonio-based Pioneer Energy Services.

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LPG system provider Icom earns 17 new EPA certifications For GM vehicles

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The GMC-brand vehicles include Sierra, Yukon and Savana vans. Icom North America, a developer and manufacturer of liquid-injection propane (autogas) systems for commercial and consumer vehicles, has received 17 new US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certifications for its patented JTG II Propane Liquid Injection bi-fuel systems. The new certifications cover approximately 200 2010-2012 General Motors Chevrolet- and GMC-brand light-duty trucks and SUV platforms with 4.8-

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GM to Introduce 2010 GMC Terrain at New York Show

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GMC will also introduce a two-mode hybrid version of the Yukon Denali, joining the Yukon and Sierra two-mode hybrids in the GMC lineup. GM will introduce its new 2010 GMC Terrain at the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) this week. The five-passenger crossover SUV, which shares the Theta chassis with the Chevrolet Equinox, offers estimated highway fuel economy of 30 mpg (7.8 L/100km) from its 2.4L, four-cylinder Ecotec direct injection engine.

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Tesla Model 3, $2.2M seized from man who fraudulently obtained COVID-19 relief loans

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Some of the vehicles were a 2017 Mercedes Benz S Class, two 2017 Infinity Q50s, a 2015 Cadillac Escalade, a 2005 Bentley Continental, a 2014 GMC Yukon XL, and several older model luxury vehicles.

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GM offering magnetic ride control on Sierra Denali pickup

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More than 675,000 Denali models have been sold since the introduction of the 1999 Yukon Denali. GM is offering magnetic ride control on the 2015 GMC Sierra Denali; it’s the first time the advanced, electronically controlled damping system has been offered on a full-size truck. GM offers magnetic ride control on a number of other vehicles, including Cadillacs, Corvettes and Buicks.

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2015 Chevrolet and GMC pickups, SUVs to offer eight-speed transmission with EcoTec3 V-8

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Chevrolet and GMC have confirmed a new eight-speed automatic transmission will be standard on 2015 Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra and GMC Yukon Denali/Yukon XL Denali models equipped with the 6.2L EcoTec3 V-8 (L86) ( earlier post ). The GM-developed Hydra-Matic 8L90 eight-speed is approximately the same size and weight as the Hydra-Matic 6L80 six-speed automatic. Its 7.0

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Tech: New Technology Reduces Diesel Emissions

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It has worked since 2018 with General Motors to incorporate DSF into more than a million of the company’s V8-engine models, including the Cadillac Escalade, Chevrolet Silverado and Suburban, and GMC Sierra and Yukon. Cummins and Tula Announce Tests Validating Reductions.

Consumer Reports: Tesla and other domestic brands take big steps backwards in reliability rankings

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GMC inches up one spot to number 25 due to average or above reliability for the Terrain, Yukon, and Yukon XL. Buick, Chevrolet, Chrysler, and Tesla are among the brands that tumbled in Consumer Reports’ (CR) latest Annual Auto Reliability Survey, which collected data from its members about their experiences with more than half a million vehicles.

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Tula Technology reports up to 18% fuel economy gain in GM 6.2L V8 using Dynamic Skip Fire technology; emissions benefits too

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The base engine is used by General Motors in many applications, among them, the 2010 GMC Yukon Denali. In a paper presented at the 2016 SAE World Congress, Tula Technology, developer of Dynamic Skip Fire (DSF) cylinder deactivation technology, reported significant fuel economy gains of up to 18% over a conventional GM 6.2-liter V8 by operating using Dynamic Skip Fire.

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NHTSA issues safety advisory on preventing undercarriage corrosion to prevent brake-line failures; closes GM investigation

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NHTSA’s investigation stemmed from a vehicle owner’s petition in 2010, and covered about 6 million model year 1999-2003 GM Sierra, Silverado, Avalanche, Escalade, Suburban, Tahoe and Yukon vehicles.

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Winnipeg Opens B10 Station for Municipal Fleet; Part of WinSmart Program

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The others are the Greater Toronto Area and Hamilton; Greater Vancouver; Halifax; Quebec City; Montreal and Gatineau, Quebec; Whitehorse, Yukon; and the Region of Waterloo, Ontario. Winnipeg, Canada has opened a new fueling station that will supply the municipal fleet with B10 biodiesel.

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GM resistance spot welding process joins aluminum to aluminum

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GM already uses this patented process on the hood of the Cadillac CTS-V and the liftgate of the hybrid versions of Chevrolet Tahoe and GMC Yukon. General Motors Research & Development developed an aluminum-to-aluminum welding technology expected to enable more use of the lightweight metal on future vehicles, which can help improve fuel economy and driving performance.

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General Motors Developed Two-Mode Hybrid Powertrain With MathWorks Model-Based Design; Cut 24 Months Off Expected Dev Time

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The complex control system is currently in production in the GMC Sierra Hybrid, GMC Yukon Hybrid, Chevy Tahoe Hybrid, Chevy Silverado Hybrid, and Cadillac Escalade Hybrid vehicles. General Motors developed its Two-Mode Hybrid powertrain control system using Model-Based Design software from The Mathworks. Using math and simulation-based tools, GM designed the powertrain prototype within 9 months, shaving 24 months off the expected development time.

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Univ. of Utah study finds many infotainment systems too distracting to be used when vehicle in motion

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GMC Yukon SLT. Many of the infotainment features in most 2017 vehicles are so distracting they should not be enabled while a vehicle is in motion, according to a new study by University of Utah researchers. The study , led by University of Utah Psychology Professor David L. Strayer, found In-Vehicle Information Systems take drivers’ attention off the road for too long to be safe.

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Details on GM’s new efficient top-end 8-speed automatic

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The 8L90, the replacement for the venerable 6L80 six-speed in GM’s lineup, is offered as well as standard on 2015 Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra and GMC Yukon Denali/Yukon XL Denali models equipped with the 6.2L 2015 Hydra-Matic 8L90 (M5U) Eight Speed RWD Automatic Transaxle Click to enlarge. GM is offering a version of its new GM-developed Hydra-Matic 8L90 paddle-shift eight-speed automatic transmission in the 2015 Corvette Stingray ( earlier post ) and Z06.

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Big Hybrids Could Soon Be Extinct

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In fact, the Two-Mode Hybrid is used in the Cadillac Escalade Hybrid, Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid, and GMC Yukon Hybrid, as well as the 2013 BMW X6 ActiveHybrid. With the development partnership dissolved and GM replacing the Two-Mode Hybrid option with EcoTec3 technology in its pickup trucks, it seems logical that GM will also discontinue the hybrid option in future Escalade, Tahoe, and Yukon models, as well as with other SUVs. GM Rethinks Hybrid Option.

China’s CNOOC to acquire Canada-based Nexen for $15.1B; offshore oil and gas, oil sands, and shale gas

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Nexen’s partner in the Long Lake steam assisted gravity drainage production facilities (SAGD) and Upgrader), and a 60% interest in Northern Cross (Yukon) Limited. CNOOC Limited—China’s largest producer of offshore crude oil and natural gas and one of the largest independent oil and gas exploration and production companies in the world—is acquiring all of the Common Shares of Canada-based energy company Nexen Inc. for US$15.1 billion cash. The price represents a premium of.

US Hybrid Sales in February Drop 29%; Lower Decline Than General LDV Market

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The Tahoe, Yukon and Escalade two-mode full-size SUVs posted a combined 632 units, representing 8.4% Reported sales of hybrids. Click to enlarge. Reported sales of light-duty hybrids in the US dropped 29% by volume in February year-on-year to 16,020 units. The decline in hybrids was less than the 41% decline in the overall light-duty vehicle market for the month. New hybrid sales represented 2.3% of the new vehicle market, essentially flat with the January 2009 results.

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J.D. Power study finds ACEN technology woes affecting vehicle reliability for consumers

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GM models receiving an award include the Buick Encore; Buick LaCrosse; Buick Verano; Chevrolet Camaro; Chevrolet Equinox; Chevrolet Malibu; Chevrolet Silverado HD; and GMC Yukon. Problems with technology continue to affect vehicle reliability for consumers, according to the J.D. Power 2016 US Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS).

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UCS Hybrid ScoreCard Dings Automakers for Forced Features in Hybrid Offerings

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But muscle hybrids, such as the GMC Yukon Hybrid and Lexus LS 600h L, which emphasize power over increased mileage and reduced emissions, have much lower hybrid value, according to the group.

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CleanFUEL USA Expands Propane Engine Products With IMPCO

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GMC Yukon and Sierra. CleanFUEL North America, Inc. has signed a distribution agreement with IMPCO Technologies, Inc. a subsidiary of Fuel Systems Solutions, Inc., a leading manufacturer of engine components that converts vehicles to operate on cleaner gaseous fuels, such as propane.

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Reported US Sales of Hybrids Up 21% in November; New Vehicle Market Share of 2.7%

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Sales of the two-mode tahoe/Yukon/Escalade were down 36% to 489 units, representing 4.7% Reported US sales of hybrids. Click to enlarge. Reported US sales of hybrids rose 21% year-on-year by volume in November 2009 to 20,003 units. Overall light-duty vehicle sales were essentially flat for the month, according to figures from Autodata, with 746,928 units sold in November 2009, compared to 746,789 units in November 2008. Reported hybrid sales thus represented a 2.7%

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Are Hybrids Really 25% Safer?

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The NHTSA ranked the Cadillac Escalade Hybrid SUV AWD, the Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid SUV 4WD and the GMC Yukon Hybrid SUV 4WD (all 2012 models) very high. Despite each receiving a mediocre rollover rating of 3 stars, the Escalade, Tahoe and Yukon all averaged an overall rating of 4 stars. The GMC Yukon Hybrid also has an impressive list of safety features. Earlier this month, you may have read that hybrid vehicles are 25% safer (for drivers) than their non-hybrid counterparts.

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Quick Look At Hybrid SUVs

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GMC Yukon Hybrid – $52,800 – 21 mpg. Many visitors who arrive on HybridSUV.com may be overwhelmed with the amount of information available here. Some people just want to know which SUVs are available as hybrids, how much they cost, what they get for gas mileage, and maybe a few other basic items. And, while we offer a comparison chart with this general information, you need to do some reading to find it.

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Gas Mileage For Every 2013 SUV

Hybrid SUV Blog

GMC Yukon Hybrid. GMC Yukon. The last time I checked, gas prices in the United States had increased every day for 33 consecutive days. The average cost for a gallon of gas at the time of this post was $3.74. Just a month earlier it was $3.31. In fact, some areas of California are already at more than $5 per gallon. Since 2008, we’ve come to expect and even accept higher fuel costs.

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US Hybrid Sales Down 45.5% in April

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General Motors sold 1,534 hybrids in April, comprising: 523 units of the two-mode SUVs (Tahoe, Yukon, Escalade), representing 4.5% Monthly US sales of hybrids. Click to enlarge. Reported sales of hybrids in the US reported by Toyota, Honda, Ford, GM and Nissan dropped 45.5% year-on-year in April to 21,735, despite full month sales for the new Honda Insight and the Ford Fusion and Milan hybrids. Total LDV sales in the US were down 34.4%. Earlier post.).

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US Hybrid Sales in March 2009 Down 44% Year-on-Year; Monthly New Vehicle Market Share of 2.5%

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GM sold a total of 1,612 hybrids in March: 609 units of the Tahoe, Yukon and Escalade two-mode SUVs (7.3% Reported US sales of hybrids. Click to enlarge. US sales of hybrids in March 2009 as reported by the automakers dropped 44% by volume year-on-year to 21,433 units; that performance was worse than the total light duty vehicle market, which posted a 36.8% drop by volume for the month compared to March 2008, based on total sales figures from Autodata ( earlier post ).

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Reported US Hybrid Sales Up 5.2% Year on Year in June; 3% New Vehicle Market Share for the Month

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GM hybrids currently comprise the Chevrolet Malibu, Saturn Aura and Vue BAS hybrids; and the Tahoe, Silverado, Yukon, Sierra, and Cadillac Escalade two-mode hybrids. Hybrid new vehicle market share by month. Click to enlarge. Reported sales of hybrids in the US increased 5.2% by volume in June 2009 year-on-year to 26,205 units, representing 3% of new vehicles sold—marking the highest monthly new vehicle share since April 2008, and the fourth straight month of increasing share.

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NYPD Adds 40 Altima Hybrid Patrol Cars to Fleet

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The Police Department also has 10 GMC Yukon Hybrid SUVs employed by NYPD Duty Captains for marked patrol. The New York Police Department (NYPD) has deployed 40 Nissan Altima Hybrids as the first alternative fuel vehicles to be used as marked and unmarked patrol cars in the Police Department’s fleet. The Nissan Altima Hybrids account for 40 of more than 100 total hybrid vehicles the Department is expected to deploy this year.