The end of the Hummer?

GM is closing several truck and SUV plants and considering killing the Hummer.

That's damned good news. There is absolutely no reason why anyone needs a military-grade monster truck to drive the kids to soccer practice. Especially when that truck gets like 5 gallons to the mile.

Here's what I like about the article:

[GM CEO] Wagoner said the GM board has approved production of a new small Chevrolet car at a plant in Lordstown, Ohio, in mid-2010 and the Chevy Volt electric vehicle in Detroit.

Wagoner announced the moves in response to slumping sales of pickups and SUVs brought on by high oil prices. He said a market shift to smaller vehicles is permanent.

Fantastic news.