|Brand Ratings -> Car Manufacturer -> Chevrolet|
Parent Company: GM
Fleet MPG: 21.76 MPG
Hybrids/Alt Fuel: 2 Models
Over 30 MPG: 8 Models
EPA Smartway Certified: 8 Vehicles
Greenopia Environment Achievement:
While never the poster child of Green, GM has been making improvements in the environmental realm. Unfortunately, this is not evident in the GMC fleet. Made up entirely of trucks and other large vehicles, GMS’s fleet gets only 17.77mpg combined. This is the lowest of any major automaker. GM does have one hybrid, the Yukon, but there are no vehicles in its fleet that are able to get over 30 miles per gallon on the highway. Also, keep a look out for the Sierra Hybrid which is due sometime out in 2009.
GM’s sustainability reporting shows that all though they may not have the greenest vehicles, they are doing an admirable job reporting. GM tracks all the major environmental indicators and has been showing substantial improvements in just about every category for the past several years. GM has also set clear goals and is well on its way to obtaining them. One thing I would like to see are emission and resource usage data per vehicle (something most automakers report) so I could more readily compare GM’s production to that of other automakers, but I am also happy seeing they are making progress and releasing enough information to keep consumers informed.
Chevy has an above average combined fleet mpg at 21.76 and has 8 cars that get over 30mpg on the highway. Chevy has 2 hybrids (Malibu, Tahoe) and has several green cars in the works including the Electric Volt. As a fleet Chevy scores poorly on emissions according to EPA records, but they do have 8 cars that are SmartWay vehicles.