The General's FastLane Blog is taking great umbrage at a recent claim that Toyota created the "world's first longitudinal hybrid transmission." It appears, from comments made by Tom Stephens, GM's Group VP for GM Powertrain, that GM already has not one, but two hybridized longitudinal transmissions...and...they are nearing completion of a third. Aww, snap! Toyota...you just totally got served. I mean, dudes, even the WashPo corrected themselves, and they're the guys who hire professionals who make stuff up. But wait, GM coulda just taken the red snapper and left it at that. Instead, they decided to drop a bomb and throw down the 420 GM hybrid powered buses they've got in 30 cities in the US and Canada. Let's see ya take that, Toyota. I think GM just called ya stupid.
Toyota First? Maybe Third? [GM FastLane Blog]
More stuff on hybrid [internal]