The 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid is a 4-door, 5-passenger pickup truck that updates the utility and power of the truck with the green ideals and needs of the 21st century. The Chevy Silverado Hybrid takes advantage of the two-mode hybrid version of the 6.0L V8, which improves the fuel economy of the Silverado 1500 without sacrificing its towing capacity. In the first mode, at low speed and with a light load, the Silverado hybrid can operate in three ways: electric power, engine power or a combination of the two. The second mode is used primarily at highway speeds to optimize engine efficiency. The engine can switch between running on 4 cylinders or all 8 cylinders when necessary as well. The 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 hybrid is the first production two-mode hybrid full-size pickup that you can buy, and it is backed by the quality that comes with all Chevy pickup trucks. The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid photos show that it looks like all the other Silverados except it has a few more badges denoting that it is a greener vehicle.