Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid Models and Silverado 1500 Hybrid History

The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 pickup truck became the first mass-produced hybrid of its kind in 2005 and was the first hybrid vehicle built by a General Motors division. The 2005 model year hybrid pickup truck was introduced with only an extended cab body style available with either a two-wheel or four-wheel drive train. A unique 14-kilowatt starter generator replacing the conventional starter and alternator was combined with a 295-horsepower, 5.3-liter Vortec 5300 V-8 gasoline engine. While the electrical system did not provide any motivation for the Silverado 1500 Hybrid pickup truck, it did allow fuel savings of up to 10 percent. Using stop/start technology, fuel economy of 18 miles per gallon city and 21 miles per gallon highway was achieved with the two-wheel drive 2005 Silverado 1500 Hybrid. An asset for worksite workers, the 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid included 12-volt power outlets in the truck bed allowing power tools to operate off the electrical system. Discontinued after the 2007 model year (known as the Silverado 1500 Classic Hybrid), Chevrolet revisited electric-assisted power train in 2009. Unlike the previous hybrid system on the Silverado 1500, the 2009 model vehicle provided a type of electric assistance related to the movement of the truck. Featuring only a crew cab body style, the 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid is propelled by a 6.0-liter Vortec V-8 engine connected to a two-mode hybrid transmission. Technology General Motors co-developed with Chrysler and BMW, the two-mode hybrid transmission on the Silverado 1500 Hybrid consisted of two electric motors integrated with a four-speed automatic gearbox. Providing qualities similar to a continuously variable transmission, the 332-horsepower powertrain of the truck achieved fuel economy of 21 miles per gallon city and 22 miles per gallon highway. During the final year of production in 2013, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid came standard with dual-zone climate control, Bluetooth connectivity and an EZ-Lift locking tailgate.


New and Used Silverado 1500 Hybrid Prices, Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid Model Years and History

Carried over for 2013, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid is a full-size pickup truck with a payload capacity of 1,527 lbs and towing capacity of 10,600 lbs.
Credited to a special transmission, the 2012 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid enjoys over 20 miles per gallon in fuel economy while retaining all of the popular full-sized pickup truckā€˜s utility.
The only ½ ton hybrid pickup truck on the market, the 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid offers towing and cargo hauling capacities with better than average fuel economy.
A full-size 1/2 ton pickup truck powered by a 2-mode hybrid system, the 2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid that gets over 20 mpg in the city and on the highway.
A green version of a true American icon, the 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid pickup truck will help those who need the utility and power of a truck yet desire an increase in fuel economy.
The 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid is a rugged full-size pickup truck fitted with a hybrid powertrain capable of 21 mpg on the highway.
Capable of 21 mpg on the highway, the 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid is a full-size pickup truck that utilizes a hybrid gasoline-electric powertrain to boost fuel economy.