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Hybrid Car Review: Dual Mode Hybrids Are Expensive

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Dual Mode Hybrids Are Expensive

But, fortunately for the consumer, GM has decided to absorb some of the costs out of the door to make the new hybrids more appealing.

As part of a research agreement between BMW, DaimlerChrysler and GM, dual mode hybrid were developed over several years. The dual mode hybrid will begin coming out starting with the GMC Yukon hybrid and Chevy Tahoe Hybrid.

But according to automotive news, the new hybrid engines are very expensive, costing $10,000 to build. That sort of cost can't easily be passed onto the consumer and like Toyota did, GM is going to absorb some of the costs.

The new dual mode hybrids are said to improve fuel economy by 25%, but even that amount of gas bill savings may not sway consumers looking to buy the new SUV hybrids.

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