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Is the Hummer Doomed?

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The New York Times reports today that the Hummer, that vehicle which has drawn the wrath of environmentalists and spawned websites like FUH2, might become a thing of the past. That’s because gas prices are now hovering around $4 a gallon in the United States – still a far cry from Europe, where they can be as high as $10 – making gas guzzling vehicles like the Hummer less attractive to consumers feeling the pinch of high fuel prices. As the Times reports, GM is “…considering selling its Hummer brand, an emblem of the megavehicle. Rick Wagoner, G.M.’s chairman, explained the moves by saying that he thought the shift toward more efficient cars was “by and large, permanent.””

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  • In fact here in Wisconsin GM is closing it’s factory in Janesville (some 2000) employees which made SUVS. So we maybe seeing the “end” of the Hummer of possibly GM.