Tuesday, June 3, 2008

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.