Verizon has placed what is likely the largest order to date for Chevrolet Silverado hybrid pickup trucks to add to its service vehicle fleet. A total of 576 of the two-mode hybrid trucks will be used by Verizon technicians for service calls in urban areas around the country. The Silverado and its GMC twin, the Sierra are the only production hybrid pickup trucks available and although they are very fuel efficient at 21 miles per gallon city and 22 mpg highway, they have not sold well.
At last week's SEMA show, a show not known for its embrace of green car technologies, hybrids finally made an impact on the annual SEMA Vehicle Design Awards. The awards finally added a hybrid category, and the inaugural winner was the Chevrolet Silverado Classic Hybrid. True to SEMA's aftermarket audience, the Silverado wasn't chosen for its reduced emissions, but because it because the hybrid that is most friendly to accessories. For its part, Chevy said the award proved the Silverado, which w