Environmentalists don't like the new Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban
General Motors has just unveiled the new generation of its two star SUVs, the Tahoe and its extended version, the Suburban. These two vehicles logically gain in equipment and are also heavier. Fuel consumption is slightly decreasing but according to the Safe Climate Campaign environmental group, it is not enough. And these large SUVs remain useless and polluting.
According to the association, GM claims to meet the expectations of consumers demanding ever larger cars. However, the majority of buyers never fully use the capacities of their vehicles and are content to drive empty in the city. This real observation is always difficult for brands to deal with.
Indeed, the latter cannot force customers to buy only what they need. To sell, brands must offer the products that customers want. At the moment, the situation is even more delicate since it is now necessary to sell alternatives to internal combustion engines. The problem is that electric pick-ups and SUVs of this size do not yet exist.
The reason is simple. For the moment, the efficiency of an electric motor on a large SUV remains very insufficient and the range is still very limited. Investing huge sums in large electric SUVs is still useless if customers do not buy. GM and Ford say they are working on developing these technologies to make these vehicles attractive and affordable.
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