LOS ANGELES – Chevrolet’s Fuel Cell Equinox and GMC’s Yukon Hybrid are set to transport Hollywood stars to the 80th Annual Academy Awards on Feb. 24, according to www.webwire.com. The more than 75 vehicles to be used include the GMC Yukon Hybrid, the zero-gas and zero-emissions Chevy Equinox Fuel Cell, and the FlexFuel E-85 ethanol-compatible GMC Yukon.
GM’s ramped-up efforts to drive Hollywood “green” began with “fuel-friendly” vehicles at the 50th Annual GRAMMY Awards and 39th NAACP Image Awards. Chevrolet is also reaching out to the next generation of tomorrow’s influencers with the first-ever “Chevy Rocks The Future” event on Feb. 19. GM already provides the largest “fuel-friendly” product placement fleet to Hollywood producers and directors with nearly 20 different vehicle types.
The Chevy Equinox Fuel Cell electric vehicle is a zero-gas, zero-emissions vehicle that achieves 0 to 60 mph in 12 seconds, 236-lb.-ft. of instant torque, and top speed of about 100 miles per hour. It seats four, sports 32 cubic feet of cargo volume for everybody’s gear, and has a range of approximately 150 miles per fill-up based on the new 2008 EPA adjusted measurement. The Equinox Fuel Cell also features full four-wheel ABS for controlled, confident stopping.
In addition to the GMC Yukon Hybrid and Chevy Fuel Cell Equinox, a select number of FlexFuel E-85 ethanol-compatible Yukon SUVs will drive to the red carpet.