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Hybrid Car Review: Chevy Silverado Hybrid

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Chevy Silverado Hybrid

The Chevy Silverado Hybrid is a full size pickup truck. The newest version of the hybrid will incorporate the dual-mode hybrid engine developed jointly with BMW and DaimlerChrysler.

The Silverado hybrid will get a combined city/highway fuel economy of 25 mpg. Current (2007) conventional gas only models get 15 city and 20 highway (depending on the model, of course). So the hybrid truck will be improving its gas mileage by 25%.

Chevys hybrid gas-electric (HEV) engine will reportedly produce 365 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. That improved fuel economy and power comes at a price, of course. The new Silverado hybrid may cost up to $3000 more.

The dual-mode hybrid engine requires a larger engine to work with, which is why GM is bringing it out with its trucks. If you want to learn more about the system, follow the link to dual-mode hybrids.

Current versions of the Chevy Silverado Hybrid are considered to be mild hybrids. With smaller rechargeable battery packs and an inability to run on electric alone, many considered the Silverado hybrid (and its mate, the Tahoe) as non-hybrids with start-stop technology.

The Chevy Silverado according to Edmunds:
Although more up-to-date competitors offer finer cabin detail and greater overall refinement, Chevy’s Silverado 1500 Classic still has a few key strengths, such as powerful performance, stout underpinnings and a variety of configurations that make it worthy of consideration.

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