GM's gas price jitters

It looks like high fuel prices are making the marketing heads at General Motors a little nervous these days. The company won’t have gas-sipping hybrid-electric drive under the hood of its large suvs until late next year, so the carmaker is offering another way for its customers to save a few bucks at the pump. Anyone who buys one of GM’s mid-sized cars or large suvs—like a Chevrolet Tahoe, GMC Yukon or Cadillac Escalade—can get a pre-paid gasoline card that caps the prices consumers in Florida and California pay at $1.99 a gallon. Gasoline in both states is averaging well over $3 a gallon. Buyers using the card will get a credit every month.

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