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2005 Chevy Silverado Hybrid

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The makers at Chevrolet have truly done themselves proud with the introduction of the all-new Silverado Hybrid, a full-size pickup that begins to realize the potential of gasoline-electric vehicles. This new Silverado loses nothing in terms of horsepower or ability, but it does help both your pocketbook and the environment. A definite win-win situation, in other words.

At the heart of the 2005 Chevy Silverado Hybrid is the use of a special electric motor that eliminates the constant need for fuel burning. The gas engine shuts off at stoplights to save fuel and restarts when the gas pedal is pushed. The electric motor provides 120-volt power for running electrical accessories.

Available Models
The 2005 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid is a sole model.

Interior Features
The Chevy Silverado Hybrid is essentially a sophisticated version of an extended cab. As such, it can sit up to six passengers when properly equipped.

Like other 2005 Silverados, the Hybrid features an all-electric cooling system (compared to fan and fan clutch on 2004 models). The all-electric cooling system consists of two 200-watt electric fan packages and an improved dissipation radiator.

Exterior Features
The Silverado Hybrid, like other extended cab Silverados, is available with 6.5 and 8.1-ft Fleetside cargo bed.

The 2005 Chevy Silverado Hybrid really doesn't lose anything in the way of muscle. The specs: a 5.3-liter Vortec V8 engine that generates up to 295 horsepower and 335 lb-ft of torque. A 4-speed automatic transmission is mated to the motor for hands-free shifting.

Instead of a conventional starter motor and alternator, Hybrid pickups use a compact 14-kw electric induction motor or starter generator integrated in a patented, space-efficient manner between the engine and transmission. The starter generator control module (SGCM) controls the starter generator's engine cranking, torque control, speed control and torque smoothing/active damping functions.

Also used is an engine-independent electro-hydraulic power steering (EHPS) system, which provides variable-effort power steering even when the engine shuts off. This conserves even more fuel. The EHPS "powerpack" integrates an electric motor, a hydraulic pump and an electronic control module; it is powered by the truck's 42-volt battery pack.

The result of all this is that the Silverado Hybrid gets great fuel ratings. 2WD models get 18/21 mpg (city/highway), while 4WD models get 17/19 mpg (city/highway).

Safety and Security
A passenger-sensing system and dual-level airbags are an integral part of all Silverados. The system automatically deactivates the passenger-side front airbag under certain conditions to help protect smaller occupants.

2005 Chevy Silverado Hybrid - New for 2005
Hybrid option available on 2WD and 4WD Extended Cab models
Up to 13 percent improved fuel economy over standard gasoline engine counterparts
Reduced emissions
Vortec 5300 5.3L V-8 engine
295 hp (220 kw) at 5200 rpm
335 lb.-ft. (463 Nm) of torque at 4000 rpm
Hydra-Matic four-speed electronic transmission
120-volt electrical auxiliary power outlets
Auxiliary generator capability
Available in limited quantities to retail customers in California, Washington and Oregon for 2005 model year

Fast Stats
Reg cab: 2 / 3
Ext cab: 5 / 6
Crew cab: 5 / 6
MSRP from
5.3L V8
295 @ 5200
4-speed auto
MPG: City/Hwy
2WD 18/21
4WD 17/19

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