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Verizon acquires 576 Chevrolet Silverado hybrids

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 h

SAE 2010: GM confirms next generation two-mode and mild hybrids coming

AutoblogGreen had a chance to chat with Micky Bly, executive directory of hybrid vehicle development and batteries at General Motors the evening before the opening of the 2010 Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress. We asked Micky about GM's plans for hybrid vehicles going forward. While its former partners Daimler,

Hold the Hybrids: Two-mode Ram officially dead

Buried deep within the announcement by Fiat regarding the 500 EV coming to the U.S. was the mention of the cancellation of the Dodge Ram two-mode hybrid. We didn't miss it, but just in case you did, here's a recap.

Report: 2011 Ram hybrid production to start November 16

If a production schedule posted at Allpar is to be believed, Chrysler will kick off production of the new Ram 1500 hybrid on November 16, 2010. The Ram hybrid inherits the same 5.7-liter Hemi V8, two-mode hybrid powertrain that was in the short-lived Sam Abuelsamid

Remy supplying the motors for Daimler-built two-mode hybrid transmission

Daimler is now building its own version of the two-mode hybrid transmissions that were co-developed with General Motors and BMW. The Daimler-built transmissions are used in the Mercedes-Benz ML450 and BMW X6 hybrids. Inside of each of those transmissions are two electric motor/generators which are produced by former GM parts division Remy Int

Mercedes-Benz ML450 Hybrid 4Matic not for sale, lease only

2010 Mercedes Benz ML450 hybrid - click above for high-res image gallery

BMW to launch third hybrid model within the next 12 months

BMW ActiveHybrid X6 - Click above for high-res image gallery

REPORT: Two-mode hybrid joint development disbanded; Ram hybrid coming in 2010

According to The Detroit News, the big joint development program formed several years ago between General Motors, Daimler, Chrysler and BMW to develop a two-mode hybrid system for light duty vehicles is over. With all four automakers now having launched versions of the gas-electric system, the joint program is being wound down and the Troy, Michigan office where engineers from each company collaborated will be closed by the end of this year. Most of the joint work actually ended last Ju

Two-mode hybrid joint development disbanded; Ram hybrid coming in 2010

The big joint development program formed several years ago between General Motors, Daimler, Chrysler and BMW to develop the two-mode hybrid system for light duty vehicles is over. With all four automakers now having launched or about to introduce versions of the hybrid system, the joint program is being wound down and the Troy, Michigan office where engineers from each company collaborated will be closed by the end of this year. Most of the joint work actually ended last June and many of the sta

Saturn Vue 2-mode hybrid rated at 27/30 mpg by EPA, will never be built

Saturn Vue 2-mode hybrid - Click above to for high-res image gallery

VIDEO: BMW ActiveHybrid X6 inside

BMW ActiveHybrid X6 - Click above for high-res image gallery

REPORT: GM working on four mode hybrid system

2009 GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado Hybrids - Click above for high-res image gallery

Two-Mode hybrid may be a one hit wonder for Daimler, BMW

Mercedes-Benz ML450 hybrid - Click above for high-res gallery

New York Preview: World debut of the Mercedes Benz ML450 hybrid

Next week at the New York Auto Show, we'll be getting our first up close look at a German production vehicle with the two-mode hybrid system. Among the vehicles that Mercedes Benz will publicly show for the first time is the production ML450 hybrid. The ML450 uses a new version of the two-mode hybrid system co-developed with General Motors, Chrysler, and BMW. Mercedes will be manufacturing the new smaller two-mode transmissions that it will use as well as supplying them to BMW for the upcoming X

What will be the fate of the two-mode hybrid Saturn Vue?

Just before the current financial crisis cropped up, General Motors sent out invitations to the media to come and drive the new Saturn Vue two mode hybrid. That event was supposed to happen this past week. But, just like GM's LA Auto Show press conference, the Vue drive was canceled to save money.

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