Discover the first ever Chevrolet Electric-Hybrid Truck in St. Louis, MO. Meet the 2016 Chevy Silverado with eAssist.
A select number of 2016 Chevrolet Silverado trucks with eAssist technology will be available soon. This partial hybrid electrical system is similar to that found in the Chevy Malibu Hybrid and the Chevy Volt. It will allow Chevrolet to offer an affordable pickup with the same sturdy capability and better fuel economy.
The new Chevrolet eAssist technology is a combination of a small lithium-ion battery pack with a 5.3L EcoTech V-8 engine and 8-speed automatic transmission. The electric motor enables an Active Fuel Management system to operate in 4-cylinder mode for longer periods of time to reduce fuel consumption. Additional fuel savings are achieved by a Stop/Start system that turns off the engine when stopped in traffic and turns it back on when the accelerator is pressed. The system also stores potentially lost energy with Regenerative Braking that converts energy created during braking into electricity that recharges the onboard battery.
The innovative eAssist system is lightweight and delivers an additional 13 horsepower and 44 lb-ft of torque from the electric motor. Silverado eAssist trucks will be available for an additional $500 above comparably equipped two-wheel drive Silverado 1500 crew cab models. Depending on how well this new model is received, the manufacturer will consider adjusting production of future models in 2017.
If you would like to receive more information about the new 2016 Chevrolet Silverado with eAssist technology or any of the other electric or hybrid Chevrolet models available, please contact our Chevrolet Dealership near St. Louis, Missouri.