Mild-Hybrid Truck | Chevrolet

May 8, 2016

Using technology components from other Chevrolet electric vehicles, GM is offering a “mild-hybrid” version of the 2016 Silverado with 13 percent better fuel economy in city driving, the company says. This low-volume Silverado will use the eAssist propulsion system to deliver an extra 13 hp and 44 lb-ft of torque from its 24-cell, air-cooled 0.45 kWh lithium-ion battery and will feature stop/start technology and regenerative braking to help provide a 2 mpg efficiency increase compared with other Silverados. Only 500 eAssist trucks will be made available for the 2016 model year and they’ll all be exclusively offered through California dealers.

Related Categories

PB-Trucks + Accessories