I don't like the whole SUV/truck mpg thing anyway. If I buy a giant, 4WD monster, I honestly want the most power possible. That is my first concern. I used to drive a 1982 Range Rover, the big, giant metal tanks, way before they became trendy. It was made for off road. The engine was small by Americna standards, but was still a British V-8. The mileage was maybe 10mpg, but in the hilly Cincinnati snow and ice, nothing compared, also off road and hauling/towing. Now I drive a Yaris because I want mpg. I guess I am philosophically opposed to giant engines trying to get great mpg.
but my fear is all the suv commutin' tards will flock to Tahoe hybrids and actually think they are accomplishing something, when they could be flocking to vehicles that aren't so flocking big and do even better yet.
Personally, my feeling is the same, but I think the same thing for all the hybrids.
It's a transitional technology, period. Batteries are toxic and expensive. Since the US EPA is so crazy, diesel advances have been crushed in addition to groups continuing to work against them, even though that are excellent primary engines in the rest of the world.
As for intended uses of vehicles. Recognize that choice is a right.
They wont sale more than 5 in holes USA, and when I see a Yukon, its usually a single person (or maybe a couple), they dont tow anything, and the Yukon are usually cleaner than my car (so off road my ***...).