California Company Builds First Chevy Tahoe Hybrid Stretch Limo

California-based LimeLite Coachworks has produced the first known hybrid SUV stretch limo, adding 160 inches to a 2009 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid » 9/08/08 12:30pm 9/08/08 12:30pm. While we'd imagine that the hybrid Tahoe limo is mainly going to be used as a curiosity for limo services, LimeLite claims that the juiced Tahoe is actually still good for an 80%…

2008 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid, Part Three

Why you should buy the 2008 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid:
You need a full-size SUV for mid-level towing and passenger-carrying duties, and you plan to put enough miles on it that an almost 50% improvement in fuel economy is worth the substantially higher up-front price. You like the idea of having both gas and electric motors,… » 7/31/08 12:00pm 7/31/08 12:00pm

2008 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid, Part Two

Exterior Design: **
Whether you love or hate big SUVs, the 2008 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid sports monolithic good looks compared to others in the category. Body-color trim, molded-in side steps, and the hybrid-specific front air dam add to handsome proportions. If you're trying to be subtle, though, look elsewhere: The Tahoe… » 7/30/08 12:00pm 7/30/08 12:00pm

2008 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid, Part One

Go North — and take that big-ass SUV with you. That was the mandate from the wife, so that's what I did. Sure, it was partly to visit friends near Lewiston, four hours north of Detroit, but it was also partly to get the 2008 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid out of our driveway. Greenwashing badges be damned, it was a little… » 7/29/08 12:30pm 7/29/08 12:30pm

Hybrid SUVs Skip Gas-Guzzler Tax, Still Get Hybrid Credit Thanks To…

GM's two-mode hybrids, the Tahoe and Yukon, along with Chrysler's versions, the Durango and Aspen, have come to an ironic intersection in the tax code: These vehicles are eligible for a hybrid tax credit, yet theoretically should also be hit with the gas-guzzler tax. Does that sound like the world's loopiest loophole… » 7/03/08 9:40am 7/03/08 9:40am

GM Offers Mind-Boggling $4,000 Incentive On Hybrid SUVs

After a massive 39.5% drop in full-size truck sales last month, the General has decided to follow Ford by upping the incentives on the off-roadin' people-haulers. But not only are they dropping more dollars on the hood of the basic one-powertrain models, they're dropping the same levels of cash on the new two-mode… » 6/10/08 10:20am 6/10/08 10:20am

HybridCars Asks: Is The Hybrid Car Recession Proof?

Clearly, our impending/new/ongoing recession is having an impact on the automotive industry (just ask GM and their $38 billion disappearing act). Consumers are having to ask questions they didn't have to ask in the carefree 1990's. And while small manufacturers like Maserati can aim for the extremely affluent profiting … » 2/13/08 2:15pm 2/13/08 2:15pm