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  1. Hey there I am a proud owner of a 2016 Chevrolet Silverado. The issues I wanted to discuss is the new technology in the truck. What I'm referring to is the E assist system. Only 500 of these were released in California, I own one and love my truck but I believe this system is making the truck drive weird. I'm not sure if it's because it's trying to improve fuel economy or just faulty but when I am coming to a stop I can feel a clunk almost like I was rear ended, I can also feel it when taking off and it's annoying. I wanted to see if any of you have had similar problems in your truck and any advise you had or your experience. I brought this issue to the dealer twice and both times they found issues but none with the e assist system or transmission they claim. I have posted a link to a video of what happened on my last experience to my local dealer. Thanks for any help.
  2. I got a 2018 GMC Sierra with the eassist package. I never thought of this thing as a hybrid but GMC does classify it as such. One of the digits in the VIN specifies that distinction. I also recently picked up a Hypertech Max Energy 2 because I liked the options it provides for the AFM, specifically the speed at which it operates. The Hypertech didn't work, says the truck is not supported. A call to their tech support confirmed that the issue was the fact that the truck is a hybrid and they do not support that. So my question for the forum is, anyone know of a tuner that is supported on this "hybrid" pickup? From reading sites of other tuners it doesn't look like anyone makes this distinction of hybrid. I can return the Hypertech so a trial & error approach of purchasing another tuner and seeing if it would work is possible, but time consuming and annoying. Thanks in advance for help or suggestions.
  3. John Goreham Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com 8-10-2017 The GM-Trucks.com team was fortunate to find some seat time in a new, 2017 Chevy Malibu Hybrid this month. General Motors has cut its media fleet for 2017 and the Malibu was the only GM car we’ve driven in recent memory. Simply put, it blew us away. Reviewing any car or truck requires focusing the mind in two ways. First, what do owners of this type of vehicle want and look for? Second, could this vehicle be so good that it transcends its segment and may attract buyers from similar segments? With our brain re-set from trucks, we found this midsize green sedan hits the mark for its target audience and definitely would make conventional midsize family shoppers very happy given a chance. The Malibu Hybrid’s defining feature is comfort and refinement. We’ve driven the Camry Hybrid, Kia Niro, Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid and others in recent months and the Malibu Hybrid doesn’t just meet the bar, it exceeds it in almost every way. If you like a smooth comfortable ride over bumpy roads (the GM-Trucks team spends considerable time on dirt roads, so we do), then the Malibu is tuned for you. The “normal” profile tires on our mid-trim Hybrid were compliant and kept the ride very mellow. The Malibu handles like most other midsize family sedans in all other respects. If you want a Car and Driver breakdown of skidpad adhesion and handling “at the limits” good luck. You may be better served by a Cadillac CTS-V. This car is for daily driving and it excels at its mission. The drivetrain is outstanding, but only if quiet, smooth operation with outstanding fuel economy is your preference. In this segment, that is exactly what buyers want and expect and the Malibu Hybrid delivers better than either the Kia or Hyundai we recently tested (which are about the same size as the Malibu in passenger volume, in case you wonder why they are in this story for reference). We managed 49 MPG in our real-world suburban and highway driving, better than the 46 MPG the EPA estimates most drivers will see. On regular gas. That means they Malibu Hybrid costs about the same per mile as an EV would, in our expensive electricity market. In our testing of the new Hyundai Ioniq, which boasts a much higher EPA Combined estimate, we saw 48.2 MPG. In the Niro, we saw 44 MPG. The low-key Malibu Hybrid topped them both. Inside, our mid-trim Malibu was drab. The flat-back, unheated, cloth seats were a let-down and with no moonroof, the interior was dark. Our $31,235 tester lacked a few things, but if you want leather, Nav and a moonroof they can all be added in for customers with a $35K budget. The trunk is small for the class as well, due to the battery pack behind the passenger seatbacks. On the plus side of the Chevy frugality, the Malibu Hybrid did have Android Auto which we put to good use. Apple Car Play is also included of course, and this allows buyers to skip Nav and save some money while being able to get the best Nav possible via one’s phone (which you already own). The Chevy Malibu line is an IIHS Top Safety Pick, only its headlights' rating held it back from the top score possible. Our tester had emergency auto braking but did not offer adaptive cruise control. An odd combination. Conclusion Overall we feel that the Chevy Malibu Hybrid deserves more attention. This is a fair-priced, super-safe, fuel-sipping car with outstanding comfort. Isn’t that what family sedan and mid-sized green-car shoppers put at the top of their wish list?
  4. John Goreham Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com 1-5-2017 The Consumer electronics show has become one of the biggest car shows each year. Like it or not, many people link cars and trucks with electronic gadgets and this show is the one at which automakers try to impress techies with what they have, and what they will have. Part of Ford's deluge of press releases included an announcement that the F-150 will be offered with a hybrid drivetrain option "By 2020..." General Motors has offered the Silverado and Sierra with a hybrid drivetrain off and on since 2004. We even have a member at GM-trucks.com (FiveOFord89) who owns one. Currently, the hybrid trucks from GM are "On", but just in California, and just in very limited numbers (with rear wheel drive only if our memory is right on that point). Kidding around about low-selling products is all well and good, but if the corporate average fuel economy goals and zero emissions mandates hold up over the coming four to eight years, every automaker is going to electrify almost every part of their product line. Energy recapture via light or full hybrid drive is the most proven, and most cost-effective way for automakers to improve fuel economy. Many who follow green car topics have identified pickup trucks as ideal candidates for hybrid drives. Adding torque at startup is something hybrids do well, and every pickup owner loves low-end torque. Trucks also have more room for storage of batteries than do subcompact cars and cars in general. Frankly, hybrid drive trucks are a no-brainer. Aside from the fuel efficiency and torque gains, Ford says the F-150 hybrid will include a mobile generator. Every contractor that has ever worked at my home has had trouble with power from my exterior sockets (which have an inside the home switch). We all know stand-alone power on a jobsite is always welcome. Like all technology, the first use of a new idea is not always its gateway to success. Turbocharged engines have been around for the better part of a century, but in this tester's opinion, Ford and Hyundai were the first to make them work perfectly (lag-free, regular unleaded fuel, real-world usability) in mainstream cars. One thing about Ford this news reporter has noticed is that the company does not kid around when it announces coming fuel economy advantages. Decades ago Ford told the media that it would soon be selling more high mileage "SUVs" than it does gas-guzzlers and the Escape made that a reality. When Ford told the world that its V-6 EcoBoost turbos would replace V8s it was serious and followed through. It will be interesting to see what shape Ford's hybrid F-150 takes in 2020. With 2018 model year vehicles being revealed now, that is just two model years away.
  5. GM says the new systems will only add $500 to the cost of a 2016 Silverado 1500 crew cab in 1LT trim. GMC will add it to its 2016 Sierra 1500 SLT crew cab 2WD model with the SLT Premium Plus package. That truck will have a beefy Eaton locking rear Diff. and a 9,400 pound trailer rating. Silverado eAssist models will be matched to the 5.3L V8 and the Sierras will as well or with the 6.2L V8. Here is what GM says the trucks with eAssist can do: Electric Power Boost: The on-board electric motor provides up to 13 hp and 44 lb-ft of supplemental power during acceleration and passing. The electric motor also enables the Active Fuel Management system on the 5.3L V-8 engine to operate in 4-cylinder mode for longer periods, resulting in additional fuel economy benefits. Stop/Start capability: Added fuel savings are achieved by seamlessly turning the engine off when stopped at a traffic light or in congested traffic and turning the engine back on when the accelerator is pressed. Regenerative Braking: By using the on-board electric motor as a generator, the energy recovered while braking is converted to electricity to recharge the onboard battery system. Coupled with active cylinder management and aero enhancements the eAssist trucks will add 2 MPG to the all the mileage numbers of the trucks that get it. So figure for the 5.3L trucks 18 mpg City, 24 mpg Highway and a Combined 20 mpg rating. GM is also not slinging any BS. This is a trial run and the trucks will all start out in California. If it works out it will expand. If not the program will be ended. What are your thoughts?
  6. John Goreham Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com 2/25/2016 Back in 2012 GM dropped hybrid trucks. The General had given it a go and sales and margins were just not where the GM folks wanted them to be. Those drivetrains were mild hybrids, and these new ones will also be. Today, both GMC and Chevy announced eAssist trucks. The expected 13% gain in MPG City is not a huge jump, but let's be honest, trucks make sense as hybrids in many situations (not all). One situation they might be well suited for are work trucks that make most of their runs at low speeds in cities and towns. I worked out of a pickup every day for four years in exactly that situation, and our company used full-sized, rear-wheel GMC and Chevy drive trucks with 6-cylinder engines. We even towed trailers with that setup and they worked perfectly. For some, this truck could be a money-maker. GM says the new systems will only add $500 to the cost of a 2016 Silverado 1500 crew cab in 1LT trim. GMC will add it to its 2016 Sierra 1500 SLT crew cab 2WD model with the SLT Premium Plus package. That truck will have a beefy Eaton locking rear Diff. and a 9,400 pound trailer rating. Silverado eAssist models will be matched to the 5.3L V8 and the Sierras will as well or with the 6.2L V8. Here is what GM says the trucks with eAssist can do: Electric Power Boost: The on-board electric motor provides up to 13 hp and 44 lb-ft of supplemental power during acceleration and passing. The electric motor also enables the Active Fuel Management system on the 5.3L V-8 engine to operate in 4-cylinder mode for longer periods, resulting in additional fuel economy benefits. Stop/Start capability: Added fuel savings are achieved by seamlessly turning the engine off when stopped at a traffic light or in congested traffic and turning the engine back on when the accelerator is pressed. Regenerative Braking: By using the on-board electric motor as a generator, the energy recovered while braking is converted to electricity to recharge the onboard battery system. Coupled with active cylinder management and aero enhancements the eAssist trucks will add 2 MPG to the all the mileage numbers of the trucks that get it. So figure for the 5.3L trucks 18 mpg City, 24 mpg Highway and a Combined 20 mpg rating. GM is also not slinging any BS. This is a trial run and the trucks will all start out in California. If it works out it will expand. If not the program will be ended. What are your thoughts?
  7. The Malibu Hybrid is more like the Accord Hybrid than the Camry Hybrid. The newest generation of hybrids use multiple electric motors. Instead of just recapturing energy from braking like early hybrids, the Malibu, Accord, and some others use the gas engine much less. The vehicle is usually propelled by an electric motor and the gasoline engine acts like a generator much of the time it is in use. In other reporting I have calculated the cost of energy to run an EV in the California and Massachusetts markets vs. the cost of a 50 MPG gasoline powered car. Because electricity is costly in these markets, and gas is cheap everywhere, the gas-powered vehicle can match the per-mile cost of an EV now. Smart buyers looking for a green car that comes with no range-anxiety may realize that the Chevy Malibu is the perfect mix of real-car usability and a cost per mile for fuel around five or six cents.
  8. John Goreham Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com 12/10/2015 The all-new 2016 Chevy Malibu Hybrid is coming to market at an impressively low starting price under $29K. The new Malibu Hybrid shares a lot of its fuel-miser hardware with the Volt. The fuel economy numbers have not yet been set by the EPA, but GM thinks they are going to be impressive. GM's press release today says, "Malibu Hybrid offers a GM-estimated 48 mpg city, 45 mpg highway – and 47 mpg combined, unsurpassed in the midsize car segment." Although those number are fantastic, the 2015 Honda Accord Hybrid has official EPA numbers of 50/45/47 now. So the whole "unsurpassed" part is maybe a little over-eager. Regardless of the marketing buzzwords, 47 MPG combined is damn good. The Malibu Hybrid is more like the Accord Hybrid than the Camry Hybrid. The newest generation of hybrids use multiple electric motors. Instead of just recapturing energy from braking like early hybrids, the Malibu, Accord, and some others use the gas engine much less. The vehicle is usually propelled by an electric motor and the gasoline engine acts like a generator much of the time it is in use. In other reporting I have calculated the cost of energy to run an EV in the California and Massachusetts markets vs. the cost of a 50 MPG gasoline powered car. Because electricity is costly in these markets, and gas is cheap everywhere, the gas-powered vehicle can match the per-mile cost of an EV now. Smart buyers looking for a green car that comes with no range-anxiety may realize that the Chevy Malibu is the perfect mix of real-car usability and a cost per mile for fuel around five or six cents.
  9. Chevrolet has been leaking small details about the new (2016) Volt for the last month but this is the first time we've seen a completely undisguised photograph of the vehicle. This photo was posted to Facebook by a GM employee late last night. What we know about the second generation Volt so far: All new Voltec extended range system Increased electric range New battery pack is 30-lbs lighter and increases capacity by 20% by volume Two motor drive unit operates 5-12 percent more efficiently and weighs 100-lbs less All new 1.5L gasoline engine will act as range extender New charging system will use electric rates and GPS to determine location for best charging time and settings to use New charging status indicator will allow for quick reference without entering vehicle New charging cord is 25ft longer for increased access Look for more details and photos of the new Volt to surface soon!
  10. By Zane Merva Executive Editor, GM-Trucks.com 11/20/2014 The next generation Chevrolet Volt has been uncovered. Above is the very first public look at the new extended range plug-in hybrid expected to officially debut at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in January. Chevrolet has been leaking small details about the new (2016) Volt for the last month but this is the first time we've seen a completely undisguised photograph of the vehicle. What we know about the second generation Volt so far: All new Voltec extended range system Increased electric range New battery pack is 30-lbs lighter and increases capacity by 20% by volume Two motor drive unit operates 5-12 percent more efficiently and weighs 100-lbs less All new 1.5L gasoline engine will act as range extender New charging system will use electric rates and GPS to determine location for best charging time and settings to use New charging status indicator will allow for quick reference without entering vehicle New charging cord is 25ft longer for increased access Look for more details and photos of the new Volt to surface soon! EDIT: Chevrolet has officially released these new teaser photos this morning
  11. I am currently searching for a newer truck and a few hybrids have caught my eye. Now to the questions: 1. Is there a typical life for the batteries? There is one truck I am looking at that is at 100k miles. 2. What kind of mileage are you guys getting? Please list if you have a 2wd or 4wd. 3. Does anyone know what the battery costs to replace? Thanks!
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