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Chevrolet Hybrid

 

Hybrid BusChevrolet has shown a great amount of dedication to the development and implementation of hybrid technology. Currently Chevy offers a hybrid truck, the first production model of its kind - the Silverado hybrid - and has plans for many new hybrid models over the next few years, including the Malibu, Tahoe, Suburban, and Saturn's VUE hybrid SUV. At the municipal level, Chevrolet developed a fleet of transit buses powered by their Allison Electric Drive Transmission system for King County, Washington. That fleet is expected to save King County over 750,000 gallons of gasoline a year over the non hybrids it replaced.

Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid

 

Chevy Silverado HybridThe Chevy Silverado Hybrid and it's sister model the GMC Sierra Hybrid, developed to attract the attention of contractors, is the first full size hybrid truck to be introduced to the public. The 2005 gasoline-electric model will be available to purchase retail in fall of 2004, and features a Vortec V-8 engine producing 295 horsepower, and 335 lb-ft of torque. More on the Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid...

Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid

 

The popular Chevrolet Malibu hybrid mid-sized sedan is currently under development and is scheduled for production in early 2007, to be available for retail shortly thereafter.

Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid

 

Chevrolet Tahoe HybridChevy's most impressive models, the large Sports Utility Vehicles, will appear in 2007. The Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid and GMC Yukon Hybrid will both receive a combination of Chevrolet's hybrid technology, (the Allison advanced hybrid bus technology and Displacement on Demand cylinder deactivation technology.) The gasoline-electric upgrades will increase economy by 30% in the large hybrid SUV's, and similarly efficient trucks are expected to appear in 2008.

Chevrolet Equinox Hybrid

 

Chevrolet Equinox HybridChevrolet's Equinox should be available as hybrid model in 2005 for the 2006 model year. Little information on the Equinox Hybrid is available at this point, other than it will likely share a hybrid system similar or indentical to the Tahoe Hybrid, which is expected to receive a 30% boost in fuel economy from Chevrolet's Hybrid Technology.

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Hybrid Car quick notes and facts.

Though current hybrid car tax incentives/rebates are being phased out, consumers can look forward to rebates of up to $5000 in 2005.

Current hybrid cars can get up to 60 miles to the gallon on the highway. In addition to fuel economy, they boast lower emissions and depreciation than gasoline powered cars.

 

In the near future, hybrid cars are expected to get fuel mileage as high as 190 miles per gallon!

 

Environmentalists embrace hybrid cars as a solution to today's pollution problems.

 

Heavy HEV development began in the early 1990's with major manufacturers donating billions of dollars to the research of new hybrid technologies.


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