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Update: 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV

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With an announced on sale date of spring 2023, the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV is slowly getting attention from full-size pickup owners. Clean Fleet Report wanted to give an update as we are one year out from seeing the Silverado EV in Chevrolet dealerships. This review highlights the status of the Silverado EV as of May 2022.

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Junkyard Find: 2007 Saturn Vue Green Line

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Honda beat everybody to the production gasoline-electric hybrid game in the United States, putting the Insight in showrooms in 1999. Toyota followed with the Prius a year later, but it took GM until 2006 to introduce its first true gasoline-electric hybrid here. liter engine and automatic).

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Flash Drive: 2022 Toyota Tundra

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With choices of gasoline or a gasoline-electric (hybrid) engine, rear-wheel (RWD) or all-wheel drive (AWD), the 2022 Tundra gives buyers multiple options of power and fuel economy. RWD – 18 mpg city/23 highway/20 combined. AWD – 17 mpg city/22 highway/19 combined. Here is how the models breakout: SR.

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Abandoned History: The 2014 VIA VTRUX Pickup, a Forgotten Silverado

The Truth About Cars

A brief moment in EV history passed us by about a decade ago, when the little-known VIA Motors introduced their lineup of VTRUX hybrid-electric vehicles. That’s different to today’s PHEV models, where the gasoline and electric engines work together to power the vehicle as needed, while the gasoline engine also charges the batteries.&

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Road Test: 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 Duramax 4WD Crew Cab AT4 CarbonPro

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liter Duramax turbodiesel is EPA rated at 22 mpg city/26 highway/24 combined. mpg, but on a 100-mile all-freeway run with the adaptive cruise control set at 65 mph, we got an impressive 29.8 But nudging 30 mpg is impressive, which was aided by the engine stop/start system, which shuts off the engine rather than idling.

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Tech: New Technology Reduces Diesel Emissions

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According to dozens of automotive story headlines, the internal combustion engine, running on gasoline or diesel, is dead or dying as customers, auto companies and investors flock to electric powertrains. Tula has a track record with gasoline engine applications of the DSF technology.

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Road Test: 2022 Chevrolet Blazer RS AWD

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fuel economy at 19 mpg city/26 highway/21 combined, with one mile more on the highway for the FWD model. The key to nudging close to that magic 30 mpg number, is setting the adaptive cruise control and letting it be. turbocharged engine which is EPA rated at 22 mpg city/29 highway/25 combined. The EPA has rated the Blazer AWD 3.6L