GM Rolls Out the Green Carpet for the Grammys

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by Frank Williams

Even if the stars don't leave the lines at home for this year's Grammy awards– must respect the little people's writer's strike– Chevy will be there. Their press release proudly proclaims "Chevrolet will bring an eco-friendly presence" to the awards this year. The gas-friendly to gas-free automaker will provide "a mix of 100 Tahoe Hybrids and FlexFuel E85 ethanol Tahoe and Suburban SUVs" to ferry oblivious talent to the award show "in a fuel-efficient way." And if that wasn't enough to prove GM's green creds to the music industry, they'll also "'electrify" the red carpet with a show-stopping display of the extended-range electric vehicle Chevy Volt Concept car." [NB: That's not the hidden-from-the-public, aerodynamically dumbed-down revised Volt headed for Chevy showrooms by… uh… when-ever.] What a difference a year makes. In '07, Cadillac provided non E-85 gas-guzzling Escalades for the same affair. I guess that was SO last year.

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  • Raast Raast on Jan 23, 2008

    Grammys huh? Considering anything I listen to never makes it there (hello and thank-you university and alt-radio / media everywhere) I guess I'll be treating the GM presence there the same - a non-event.

  • Buick61 Buick61 on Jan 23, 2008

    jaje: The Lexus LX600h is a pretty poor fuel-miser, too. Its rating of 20/22 is worse than the RWD Tahoe hybrid.

  • Storminvormin Storminvormin on Jan 23, 2008

    I guess the Grammys, hippie douches, and faux-greenisms from GM go hand-in-hand.

  • Samir Syed Samir Syed on Jan 23, 2008

    This is a counter-balance to GM being the official provider of big ass iron to the Republican 2008 presidential campaign.