Is GM's Green Tech Better Than Toyota's?

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    Is GM's Green Tech Better Than Toyota's?

    Is GM's Green Tech Better Than Toyota's?

    That's what Chrysler, Daimler, and BMW seem to think. They're all using GM's hybrid technology for their new trucks and SUVs

    In the next 24 months, General Motors (GM), Chrysler, Daimler (DAI) and BMW (BMWG) will collectively bring out at least nine hybrid trucks and sport-utility vehicles, including the Chevrolet Tahoe and Chrysler's Aspen and Dodge Durango, which are being unveiled this week at the Los Angeles Auto Show. But for the conditions of a joint technology agreement among the companies, each vehicle might have a badge on its side-panel that says "GM Inside."

    That's right, GM, once a laggard in fuel efficiency technology, is making its nemesis Toyota (TM)—the undisputed image leader in fuel-efficient transportation—take notice by starting a new and legitimate rivalry for the next generation of hybrid trucks and SUVs, as well as plug-in vehicles. Chrysler, Mercedes-Benz, and BMW all opted in 2005 to adopt GM's hybrid technology in a four-company venture, rather than to license Toyota's hybrid hardware.

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    Re: Is GM's Green Tech Better Than Toyota's?

    repost?

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    Re: Is GM's Green Tech Better Than Toyota's?

    yeah deff a repost

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    Re: Is GM's Green Tech Better Than Toyota's?

    Toyota, Honda, and Ford currently produce affordable true Hybrid vehicles. That's pretty "green" in my book.

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    Re: Is GM's Green Tech Better Than Toyota's?

    Quote Originally Posted by tom3 View Post
    Toyota, Honda, and Ford currently produce affordable true Hybrid vehicles. That's pretty "green" in my book.
    Honda?

    I thought the Civic hybrid wasn't considered a "true hybrid"?
    "But you are right, the Camaro gives the most bang for the buck" - Simon says

    "Despite all the hype surrounding Ford's new twin-turbo, all-wheel drive sport sedan, our long-term Pontiac G8 GT would put it on the trailer." - Edmunds

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    Re: Is GM's Green Tech Better Than Toyota's?

    From the Honda website:

    The stylish Civic Hybrid is definitely green. But when it comes to fitting your lifestyle, this technological marvel is also true-blue. Environmentally Friendlier

    * 110-hp, 8-Valve, SOHC, i-VTEC® 4-Cylinder Engine
    * Hybrid technology featuring Integrated Motor Assist IMA®
    * Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)

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    Re: Is GM's Green Tech Better Than Toyota's?

    Hi folks,
    Quote Originally Posted by steinravnik View Post
    Is GM's Green Tech Better Than Toyota's?

    That's what Chrysler, Daimler, and BMW seem to think. They're all using GM's hybrid technology for their new trucks and SUVs

    In the next 24 months, General Motors (GM), Chrysler, Daimler (DAI) and BMW (BMWG) will collectively bring out at least nine hybrid trucks and sport-utility vehicles, . . .
    I stopped in to find out any details on when these vehicles will show up on the show room floor. So far, my "Search" attempts haven't yielded any information about when they will be available at a dealer near North Alabama. Without having one in town, to me these are 'paper' hybrids, like the hydrogen fool cell cars, just 'green wash.'

    Any hard data on when these hybrids are expected to be on the show room floors?

    Thanks,
    Bob Wilson

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    Re: Is GM's Green Tech Better Than Toyota's?

    Quote Originally Posted by tom3 View Post
    From the Honda website:

    The stylish Civic Hybrid is definitely green. But when it comes to fitting your lifestyle, this technological marvel is also true-blue. Environmentally Friendlier

    * 110-hp, 8-Valve, SOHC, i-VTEC® 4-Cylinder Engine
    * Hybrid technology featuring Integrated Motor Assist IMA®
    * Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
    Honda's IMA assist the engine. Unlike Ford and Toyota hybrids, the Civic cannot operate on battery power alone.
    "But you are right, the Camaro gives the most bang for the buck" - Simon says

    "Despite all the hype surrounding Ford's new twin-turbo, all-wheel drive sport sedan, our long-term Pontiac G8 GT would put it on the trailer." - Edmunds

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