GM ending hybrid pickup truck production next year. Another Government Motors success story!

The lowest-priced Silverado Hybrid, which is only available as a four-door Crew Cab, sells for $41,888, and has an EPA rating of 21 mpg combined. A conventional Silverado Crew Cab with a V8 engine with an EPA rating of 16 mpg combined can be had for $9,000 less, and requires just $750 more fuel each year for the average user.

With numbers like that we’re surprised they even sold one of them. We have to assume the 2,235 people who bought one this year were educated in California with the new math. Eleventy!

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14 Comments on "GM ending hybrid pickup truck production next year"

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poppajoe49
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Really? Someone thought a work vehicle would be able to work on a battery powered motor?
How do they figure a loaded truck, pulling a trailer, will do anything on a battery?

danybhoy
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What happens to those batteries at this time of the year in places like Minnesota? Where I live, & it is 25* right now. Batteries don’t do well in the cold, but whatever. Forward.

Navyvet2
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I’m surprised that Mark “Dipshit” Dayton (MN gov, filthy rich, inherited all of it except that which he made peddling influence) hasn’t ordered a huge fleet of them.

danybhoy
Member

Shut up! Don’t give him any ideas.

Navyvet2
Guest

What the hell??? You mean someone is left at GM that can actually do a cost benefit analysis. ie “We are building bunches of them but nobody’s buying them, so we should stop making them.” I am stunned. I thought everyone left at GM was now a government employee and therefore that complex logic would be well beyond their abilities.

danybhoy
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GM will be producing cars that will have a political market rather then being wanted in the free market. The Chevy Volt & Chevy Spark are examples of that, & you will get more of them. At some point, GM will either need to be overhauled & the gov’t/UAW partnership will need to be desolved, or GM goes the way of AMC.

Not so silent
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When it does go the way of AMC and Studebaker, we are all gonna get the bill…we’ll end up paying for shitty cars we don’t even get…There is not one damn thing in this whole country run by the government that is worth a shit anymore…

danybhoy
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NSS, we are already stuck with the bill. As long as the gov’t has a 27% stake in GM, & they always produce cars nobody really wants, but the politicians do want(but won’t drive), we will have to bail them out every few years. Until the GM stock price is up to $53 a share, no dice.

RobertW
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i once was in love with a sweet little ole girl who’s daddy knew about stue stue stue stue studiobakers.

ha ha ha

i keek u arz

RobertW
Member

political market un momento senors
is is confirmed? or merely journalized? nay say paw? kick em in the balls, see if they cry. if not… well]

oh look a shiny thing.

un moment

mira
el general motor
esta mira aqui:
el corpus de dia de la muerte. o no? quien?

verdad muchachos, grita

whiskeyriver
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No se si eres un gilipollas liberal. They just don’t get it.

Bonfire of the Absurdities
Member

Damn, facts, figures, cost/benefit analysis…. all signs of racist, sexist, reactionary bigotry! Electric GOOD, gasoline BAD! That’s all you need to know! Forward (after a good 8 hours of charging, that is.)

Progressive Hemrrhoid
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Progressive Hemrrhoid

If these Commiecrats have they’re way it will be more like 8 hours of pedaling.
Won’t apply to them however.

RobertW
Member

i deg to piffer
If these Commiecrats have they’re way it will be more like 8 hours of pedaling. Damn, facts, figures, cost/benefit analysis.
someone pays in blood.
maybe many ones in many bloods…
doesn’t that just not chap ya’ll’s asses?

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