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2010 CHEVROLET SILVERADO HYBRID

New for 2010

6.0L V-8 engine now compatible with E85. E85 comprises 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline, reduces greenhouse gas and smog-forming emissions, is domestically produced and helps reduce dependence on petroleum

Side curtain air bags and seat-mounted side air bags standard on all 1500 models

Revised interior door trim

 

 

2010 SILVERADO HYBRID BLENDS 25-PERCENT GREATER FUEL ECONOMY WITH CHEVY’S LEGENDARY CAPABILITY

The Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid is a powerful, full-size pickup that achieves 40-percent greater city fuel economy and a 25-percent improvement in overall fuel economy while delivering the capability expected of a full-size truck – including a 6,100-pound (2,767 kg) towing capacity.

 

Partnering General Motors’ patented two-mode hybrid system and a powerful 6.0L gas V-8, the Silverado Hybrid delivers highly efficient performance, including all-electric driving up to 30 mph (48 km/h). That saves fuel even when the truck is fully loaded or towing a trailer.

 

EPA-estimated fuel economy for both 2WD and 4WD models is 21 mpg in the city and 22 on the highway. Combined with a 26-gallon (98 L) fuel tank, the Silverado Hybrid delivers a cruising range of more than 500 miles.

 

The Silverado Hybrid is offered in the crew cab body style on both 2WD and 4WD models. Each model is equipped with several standard, popular features, including StabiliTrak electronic stability control system, a locking rear axle and a trailering package. Silverado Hybrid also offers dual-stage frontal air bags and head curtain side air bags, and it is the only full-size truck with five-star side-impact ratings in federal crash tests.

 

Hybrid details

 

The Silverado Hybrid’s fuel-saving performance is derived from GM’s advanced Electrically Variable Transmission (EVT) and 300-volt nickel-metal hydride Energy Storage System (ESS), which work with the standard 6.0L V-8 gasoline engine with Active Fuel Management (AFM) and late intake valve closing (LIVC) technology. GM’s hybrid technology system not only enables the Silverado to launch and drive up to 30 mph on electricity alone, it allows the Vortec 6.0L V-8 engine to operate in its more economical V-4 mode for longer periods.

 

As part of the vehicle’s emission control system, the ESS is warranted for eight years/100,000 miles.

 

In the Silverado Hybrid, the hybrid system itself generates the electricity used to propel the vehicle. When the brakes are applied or the vehicle is coasting, the electric motors within the hybrid system create electricity and store it in the 300-volt battery. This stored energy moves the vehicle and the regenerative braking cycle is renewed.

 

The two-mode hybrid system provides seamless, dependable power on demand in an efficient package. In fact, its electric motor is less than half the size of those in single-mode hybrid systems. This technology was developed and is still used in fleets of hybrid transit buses in more than 70 North American and European cities. Scaled down for use in passenger vehicles, the system delivers fuel savings where it is needed most – in large vehicles with high levels of capability. The two-mode system was first introduced on the 2008 Tahoe Hybrid. It is a core part of GM’s energy diversity efforts, which are centered on reducing dependence on petroleum, improving fuel economy, reducing emissions and minimizing the automobile’s impact on the environment.

 

Quiet and smooth

 

Integration of the hybrid system on the Silverado is seamless – the battery pack is beneath the rear seat – and delivers a quiet driving experience. Contributors include:

 

New exhaust system and resonator tuned for the 6.0L engine’s Active Fuel Management operation

Additional engine intake induction tuning for reduced interior noise and pleasing sound quality

Low-rolling resistance, “quiet-tuned” P265/65R18 tires for reduced road noise

Electrically driven 300-volt air conditioning compressor reduces vibration and allows the standard, tri-zone HVAC system to cool the passenger compartment even when the gasoline engine is shut off

Electrically driven 42-volt variable-assist power steering reduces vibration and provides up to a 0.5-mpg fuel economy improvement by reducing parasitic losses common in belt-driven hydraulic systems

Energy Storage System (ESS) cooling system internal fan is tuned to be quiet at low vehicle speeds.

Along with quietness, the Silverado Hybrid also delivers exceptional driving smoothness, thanks to specifically tuned shocks and a hydraulic body mount. Located on the passenger side of the chassis, the hydraulic mount provides a dramatic improvement in highway driving smoothness, particularly on rough or choppy road surfaces.

 

Trailering performance

 

In addition to increased fuel economy, the Silverado Hybrid’s electrically variable transmission also provides tremendous trailering capability, enhancing driving smoothness and quality when towing. Towing capacity is 6,100 pounds (2,767 kg) with 2WD models and 5900 pounds (2,676 kg) with 4WD models.

 

Electric drive is enabled up to approximately 30 mph (48 km/h), saving fuel even when the truck is towing a trailer.

 

The EVT incorporates grade braking and tap up/tap down shift control. It also benefits towing on curves or lower-speed back roads, as exceptionally smooth gear transitions eliminate the “shift shock” torque disruption that can occur during abrupt shifts, such as when slowing or braking.

 

In addition to the eight-year/100,000-mile warranty on the Silverado Hybrid’s Energy Storage System, GM's Five-Year/100,000 Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty continues to make GM a better choice for customers. GM's coverage focuses on the complete ownership experience and includes other provisions that competitors do not offer, including transferability to the next owner, more complete coverage of parts, and coverage for new and certified used vehicles. In addition, GM offers free courtesy transportation and roadside assistance.

 

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Some nice techology folded together in that beast but I bet at a price. Unusual to see fuel saving tech stacked like that but then again- this will not be a $12,000 car with no margin and fair mpg. This would be a fuel hog cafe busting beast without a lot of the stuff they put on it. Perhaps only using the E85 over 30mpg will work out well for work trucks hitting the hwy. The cold start & jackrabbit city driving would be best left to electric- I think 30 mph will be too low however- this will require to many cold starts (on E85) in most city main roads to get best efficiency.

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Agree- that 22 mpg hwy is not impressive but what do you think this thing weighs with a 6L and a lot of hybrid weight. You would not buy this unit for pure hwy operation- only for heavy city use with some hwy.

 

I thought the same thing with the 6L-- if you are going to start/assist load start with electric- why do you need the starting torque of a 6 L engine? Why not a smaller high rev turbo weighing much less? Did I miss something?

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So is this BOTH E85 Flex Fuel and Hybrid?  Or is it still either-or?  As in, they still can't seem to put the few cheap parts into the hybrid version to make it also Flex Fuel?  Someone who knows for sure, please reply.  Thanks.

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I believe this is a "hybrid" and a flex fueler. Not exactly how I'd like to see these two technologies combined. Imagine if the new Insight or Prius was FFV, what a dent that'd make in petroluem usage! But I am pretty sure this is the first E85 hybrid vehicle we've seen here, correct? Gotta start somewhere...

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GM is offering the same package in the GMC Sierra ..

 

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2010 GMC SIERRA HYBRID

New for 2010

6.0L V-8 engine now compatible with E85. E85 comprises 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline, reduces greenhouse gas and smog-forming emissions, is domestically produced and helps reduce dependence on petroleum

Side curtain air bags and seat-mounted side air bags standard on all 1500 models

Revised interior door trim

 

 

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Dan, can you verify that this hybrid Silverado will be also FFV?  I've seen this before--an article that talks about a hybrid Tahoe and also that the Tahoe is an FFV,  but then when they are produced GM doesn't put the 2 options together.

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James right from GM,s Media Kit..

 

For immediate release

2010 CHEVROLET SILVERADO HYBRID

New for 2010

6.0L V-8 engine now compatible with E85. E85 comprises 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline, reduces greenhouse gas and smog-forming emissions, is domestically produced and helps reduce dependence on petroleum

 

silveradoHybrid.JPG

 

 

Dan, can you verify that this hybrid Silverado will be also FFV?  I've seen this before--an article that talks about a hybrid Tahoe and also that the Tahoe is an FFV,  but then when they are produced GM doesn't put the 2 options together.

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