by Michael dEstries
Categories: Transport
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Hayden Panettiere has lost out to the heiress in a battle of promises over who would grab a hybrid vehicle first.

E! News has video of Paris Hilton revealing that for her 27th birthday this coming February 17th, she has ordered herself a GMC Yukon Hybrid.

“I want the new Yukon hybrid. So, I just ordered it for myself. That was a little birthday gift to myself.”

While this vehicle is by no means the epitome of eco-friendly (it’s massive and holds 8 people), it does represent a commitment by GM to infuse its line of SUVs with hybrid technology. Compared to previous versions of the Yukon, this two-mode hybrid gets 21mpg in the city — a 50% increase.

So kudos to Paris. She’s finally managed to add some green to her fleet of vehicles. Now if only she could find someway to offset the expected six birthday parties she has planned…

Video below:

via autobloggreen

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Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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    The Yukon is kind of a hybrid for the numerically challenged (to put it kindly). When this thing shows up on greenhybrid.com with a real-world MPG it’s not going to be pretty.