2009 GMC Sierra Hybrid

2009-sierra-hybrid-truckThe 2009 GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid pickup truck, available in two- and four-wheel-drive models, features patented hybrid technology to optimize fuel economy. The advanced 300-volt nickel-metal hydride Energy Storage System allows the pickup to operate up to 30 miles per hour in electric-only mode. And GM’s innovative two-mode hybrid transmission adds extra power via two electric motors. This gives Sierra Hybrid best-in-class fuel economy† and a 40% improvement in city fuel economy when compared to non-hybrid models.ΔPlus, the powerful 6.0L V8 engine delivers the towing, the hauling of truck loads, and the trailering capabilities truck fans expect in a full-size GMC pickup.

The world’s first hybrid pickup truck is set to reach dealers in late 2008 or early 2009, according to reports from GMC (unless you’re counting the really mild hybrid pick-ups that were quickly discontinued a couple of years ago). This will be the full size, GMC Sierra equipped with the Vortec 6.0L V8 engine, and coupled with the same two mode hybrid system we see in the green Yukon and Tahoe. As is the case in the 2Mode hybrid suvs, expect fuel economy to improve by 25-30% over the non-hybrid Sierra.

Make no mistake, this hybrid truck will be tough. With 332 horsepower and over 6,000 lbs of towing capacity, it is built to handle any job that its gas-only counterparts can. According to the official website, it is 100% Sierra. Even better news is that this ‘09 Sierra will be available in 2WD and 4WD models. Maybe the best news for General Motors is that Toyota doesn’t offer a competitor in their hybrid truck line…yet.

MotorTrend has a nice video here from the 2008 Chicago Auto Show.

List of hybrid truck

Nissan capacitor hybrid truck

By the introduction of Nissan Diesel Motor Co., equipped with diesel engines, motors, as well as Nissan’s newly developed “super-power capacitors.” This capacitor can store cars in the electricity generated when slowing down, its energy storage capacity of 2 times the existing capacitor.

Based on Nissan Diesel Motor Co. 4-ton truck designed with Condor, cars start to use electric motors, used in automotive diesel engine speed and stability.

Can reduce the fuel costs 50 percent, reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 33%, reduce nitrogen oxide emissions by 50%.

UPS hydraulic hybrid truck

The use of hydraulics successfully developed a new system, with low-emission diesel engine co-ordination can save 60% ~ 70% of fuel consumption.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimated fuel economy and reducing brake wear through, just take three years to be recovered in a new hybrid hydraulic system, transformation of the cost.

Toyota, Hino to jointly develop a small hybrid trucks

By the Toyota Motor Corporation and Hino Motors Corporation to jointly develop, with a diesel engine and electric motors. Electric motors as auxiliary power diesel engines can improve fuel efficiency, reduce pollutants in automobile exhaust emissions.

In the speed slowing down or braking, the hybrid power system can be converted to electrical energy is stored in nickel-metal hydride batteries. In the truck when the need to activate and speed up, you can use pre-stored electrical energy to start the engine.

Fuel-efficient than the average grade of a truck with a 30% increase of carbon dioxide emissions reduced by approximately 25%.

Ford’s Hybrid Truck

Has been named “2005 North American Truck of the Year”, is produced in North America, the first hybrid vehicle.

The hybrid electric vehicle fuel economy and low emissions benefits, and the original model Escape flexible alert, robust and space to be integrated.

According to driving conditions for the gasoline engine or electric motor-driven travel. Low speed, as long as the battery has enough power, fully electric mode driving, no bonding internal combustion engine.

Hybrid system uses regenerative braking technology, can be recovered braking energy, there are batteries for later use.

Renault Midlum 270 hybrid trucks




 Powered by diesel engines and electric motors in series in the form of two kinds of drivers driving in the city, you can simply rely on electric drives in order to achieve “zero discharge” to reduce the city’s environmental pressures. At the same time, diesel-powered car can make long-distance travel.

Hybrid Vehicle

A hybrid vehicle is a vehicle that uses two or more distinct power sources to move the vehicle. The term most commonly refers to hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), which combine an internal combustion engine and one or more electric motors.