GM hopes that its new Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra 2 Mode Hybrid pickup will apeal to fleet buyers. Though the market currently is slow for full size pickup trucks, GM states that they did not target everyday consumer in the hopes for hybrid pickup sales, rather they have focused on fleet owners in commercial urban areas.
The 09 Silverado and GMC Two Mode Hybrid pickups will carry a $3,000 price increase over the base version that is priced at $38,995, but the hybrid models offer an expected fuel advantage of 40% in city rating over the non-hybrid versions. Large fleets that operate within an urban area would certainly appreciated the added fuel economy. Factoring in the $2,500 tax credit on this model brings its total cost to only $500 more than the non-hybrid version.
So what can buyers of the Two Mode Hybrid pickup from GM expect? The two mode system offers the high tech features of many hybrids. Two different sources of power move the full size truck. The two sources include a...Read More »