27 Feb '16, 4pm

General Motors Experimenting With Mild Hybrid System For Pickup Trucks

The eAssist system will be available only on the Chevrolet Silverado LT crew cab models with rear wheel drive and the GMC Sierra SLT crew cab rear wheel drive trucks. The system uses a 24 cell lithium ion battery pack that fits under the console or front bench seat and adds about 100 pounds to each vehicle. GM has also made a few aerodynamic tweaks to help highway fuel economy. The trucks have active grille shutters in front of the radiator which open and close based on the vehicle’s speed and temperature and a tonneau cover over the bed to reduce wind resistance at highway speeds.

Full article: http://gas2.org/2016/02/27/general-motors-experimenting-m...

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