The eAssist mild hybrid system is dead, long live the eAssist mild hybrid system? With continually rising corporate average fuel economy levels required through 2025, General Motors will test a third generation of its eAssist mild-hybrid system during the current model year.
Do you remember the hybrid Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra?
No, the 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 and 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 still aren’t moving to downsized engines, or turbocharging. But if you’re in California, you might soon find new mild-hybrid versions at the dealership.
Back in 2009, General Motors introduced a two-mode hybrid setup on its Silverado/Sierra full-size pickups and related SUVs, but truck buyers showed little interest and the powertrain was dropped with the move to the redesigned, 2014 models. For the new trucks, the 4.
GM plans to build 700 hybrid pickups -- 500 Chevrolet Silverados and 200 GMC Sierras -- and market test them in California.
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GM has announced that a select number of 2016 GMC Sierra as well as 2016 Chevy Silverado models will be offered with eAssist technology.
GM launches eAssist hybrid versions of its Silverado and Sierra pickups.
The higher-mileage “eAssist” versions of the Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra return for 2016, though there’s a catch.
General Motors will test the coastal waters with mild-hybrid versions of its 1500-series trucks beginning this spring, the automaker announced Thursday.