Verizon to Add Almost 600 Hybrid Pickups to its Fleet
GoodCleanTech, June 4, 2010 — Verizon has purchased 576 Chevrolet Silverado Two-Mode Hybrid full-size pickups in an effort to further green its truck fleet.
The two-mode Silverados, equipped with Vortec 6.0-liter V-8 engines, achieve an EPA estimated 21 MPG city and 22 MPG highway, which represents about a 40 percent reduction in fuel use compared with similarly sized and powered pickup.
The trucks can accelerate up to about 30 miles per hour on electricity alone, assuming a very light foot on the gas pedal. In this mode, the Silverados are acting as if V-4s are under the hood.