Chevrolet Introduces 2016 Silverado 4WD with eAssist
New mild-hybrid complement delivers 9 percent alleviation in city fuel potency
Oshawa, Ontario (Friday, Feb 26, 2016) – Chevrolet announced currently that a name series of 2016 4WD Chevrolet Silverados will be offering with eAssist technology. The new mild-hybrid electrical complement leverages many of a technologies and components from Chevrolet’s lineup of innovative electric vehicles – including battery cells from a Malibu Hybrid and program controls grown for a Volt. As a result, Chevrolet can broach a low-volume, affordably labelled hybrid pickup that delivers uncompromised capability and adult to 9 percent softened fuel potency in city driving.
“Silverado is built on a birthright of dependability and leads a full-size lorry shred in V8 fuel economy,” pronounced Joe De Stefano, code manager for Chevrolet Trucks in Canada. “The further of eAssit will assistance save income during a siphon for business who count on their trucks in civic environments, but sacrificing any of a focus they have come to count on.”
The compact, lightweight complement increases quell weight by approximately 45 kilograms (100 lbs), and delivers an additional 13 hp and 44 lb-ft of torque from a electric motor.
Initially, Chevrolet will offer a singular series of 4WD Silverado eAssist trucks for a 2016 indication year. Based on feedback from these initial customers, Chevrolet will adjust prolongation for 2017 indication year.
The eAssist Silverado adds another square to Chevrolet’s flourishing foundation portfolio – from all-electrics like a Chevrolet Spark EV and Bolt EV (slated to start prolongation in late 2016), to extended-range electrics like a Chevrolet Volt, to full-hybrids like Malibu Hybrid, and mild-hybrids like Silverado eAssist.
Technology grown from new Malibu Hybrid and Volt
The eAssist complement pairs a compress lithium-ion battery container with a Silverado’s 5.3L EcoTech V-8 and 8-speed involuntary delivery to provide:
- Electric Power Boost: The on-board electric engine provides adult to 13 hp and 44 lb-ft of supplemental appetite during acceleration and passing. The electric engine also enables a Active Fuel Management complement on a 5.3L V-8 engine to work in 4-cylinder mode for longer periods, ensuing in additional fuel potency benefits.
- Stop/Start capability: Added fuel assets are achieved by seamlessly branch a engine off when stopped during a trade light or in undiluted trade and branch a engine behind on when a accelerator is pressed.
- Regenerative Braking: By regulating a on-board electric engine as a generator, a appetite recovered while braking is converted to electricity to recharge a onboard battery system.
These facilities broach a 9 percent alleviation in city fuel efficiency, The 2016 Silverado eAssist will have a fuel expenditure rating of 14.4 L/100km city, a 1.5 L/100km alleviation over a homogeneous Silverado 1500 with a 5.3L V-8 and 8-speed automatic. The highway fuel expenditure rating for a Silverado eAssist is 11.2 L/100KM, while a total rating is 13.0 L/100km.
Power for a eAssist complement is granted by a 24-cell, air-cooled 0.45 kWh lithium-ion battery container located underneath a centre console (or front dais seat) that uses a same battery cells as a Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid. It weighs scarcely 15 percent reduction than a prior era eAssist system, nonetheless provides adult to 15 kW of appetite to a electric motor.
A reengineered appetite inverter procedure is now glass cooled and changed underhood for softened wrapping and performance. The program used to control a battery complement is formed off a mutated chronicle of a program for a Chevrolet Volt.
The compress initiation motor, located on a appendage drive, provides rise regen capability of 15kW ensuing from modernized program controls formed off those used in a Volt. The motor, that facilities a stator pattern leveraged from a Volt and Malibu Hybrid, acts like an electric torque booster, providing adult to 44 lb.-ft. (60 Nm) and adult to 13 hp (9.7 kW) of additional boost in high-load situations.
This new era of eAssist is also some-more modular than a prior system, definition it could be some-more simply used in front-wheel or rear-wheel expostulate drivetrain configurations and it’s able of regulating some-more or fewer cells, formed on appetite needs for any automobile application.
About Chevrolet in Canada
Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of a world’s largest automobile brands, doing business in some-more than 115 countries and offered some-more than 4.8 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides business with fuel-efficient vehicles that underline enchanting performance, pattern that creates a heart beat, pacifist and active reserve facilities and easy-to-use technology, all during a value. More information on Chevrolet models can be found during www.chevrolet.ca, on Facebook during http://www.facebook.com/chevroletcanada or by following @ChevroletCanada on Twitter.
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