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Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Hybrid Cars
#52 of 88 Then ALL cars are hybrids
Mar 09, 2005 (9:43 am)
Well, if you're going to allow calling this Truck a "hybrid", then I shall insist ALL cars are hybrids... all the way back to the 1940s.
After all, we don't use a handcrank to start our cars, do we? No, we use a battery+motor to spin up the engine. i.e. A HYBRID.
#53 of 88 OK all cars are hybrids
Mar 09, 2005 (10:35 am)
OK Hybrids are 100% of the market then....
#54 of 88 Re: Then ALL cars are hybrids [electrictroy]
Mar 09, 2005 (10:43 am)
I don't see much difference from the IMA used by Honda, other than the AC outlets...
Auto engine start and stop at speeds lower than 13 mph
Normal and continuous modes for onboard generator use
Energy storage module
#55 of 88 good point Gary....
Mar 09, 2005 (10:45 am)
seem's pretty hybridized to me.
Here's a question:
Does any "non-hybrid" car or truck have regen braking and energy storage modules?
#56 of 88 Re: good point Gary.... [larsb]
Mar 09, 2005 (10:52 am)
I can see a market for someone that needs AC on the job. I wonder what kind of EPA rating it gets if they have to give the 8 yr 100k mile warranty.
For vehicles sold in the United States, in addition to the Bumper-To-Bumper Coverage described in the Warranty Booklet, General Motors will warrant certain Hybrid components for each 2005 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid (hereafter referred to as Hybrid) for 8 years or 100,000 miles (160,000 kilometers), whichever comes first, from the original in-service date of the vehicle, against warrantable repairs to the specific Hybrid components of the vehicle.
#57 of 88 Re: good point Gary.... [gagrice]
Mar 11, 2005 (1:54 pm)
GM should have done this right after the Arab Oil Embargo of the 70s but I need to give credit where credit is due, who else offers a hybrid option in a P/U, oh & it's not just for fleet customers anymore. Here is a review from thecarconnection.com - snip - General Motors is a little bit behind in the hybrid race. But they're starting to catch up. Although more advanced hybrid models from GM are on the way over the next two years, for now the company is offering a "mild hybrid" version of its big Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups, keeping the same V-8 powertrain but claiming a fuel economy improvement of 10 to 13 percent.
#58 of 88 Re: good point Gary.... [rfruth]
Mar 11, 2005 (6:49 pm)
"Releasing your foot from the dash causes a sudden start of the engine but no serious surge forward."
Haha! I hope you're flexible. Exactly where is the brake pedal on this truck?! ;-D
Mar 16, 2005 (7:01 am)
The truck uses regenerative braking.
But none of that electrical energy goes to the wheels. So, what's the point? Why recycle energy if it can't be used to drive the wheels?
#60 of 88 AutoStop
Mar 16, 2005 (7:06 am)
quote ETroy:Why recycle energy if it can't be used to drive the wheels?"-end quote
Same reason your favorite car the Lupo shuts down at stop lights....The Chevy Hybrid uses that energy "in part" to achieve it's higher MPG rating by keeping all the truck's functions running while the gas engine is shut off.
Mar 16, 2005 (9:57 am)
Well Volkswagen says Lupo is NOT a hybrid. Doesn't sound like this pickup is a hybrid either?