feature photo

Feature Article #1

Paccar’s Medium & Heavy Duty Hybrid Trucks

Paccar Inc. is leading the way to a hybrid future in commercial hauling. Though few outside of the trucking industry ever think about it, the amount of fuel consumption used in commercial hauling dwarfs the use by commuters and everyday drivers. While the idea of transportation costs is starting to affect the public, one company […]

| December 29th, 2008 | Continued

feature photo

Feature Article #2

Chevrolet Silverado Going Green in ’09

While some in the hybrid movement believe the development of larger hybrids such as SUVs, pick-ups and utility trucks is a baby step toward independence from oil and environmental harm when what is really needed are giant leaps, others argue that hybrid pick-ups and utility vehicles are exceptions to that belief. When run on standard […]

| October 27th, 2008 | Continued

feature photo

Feature Article #3

A-BAT | Toyota’s Conceptual Hybrid Pickup

Preview of Toyota’s Hybrid Truck At the 2008 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Toyota unveiled a concept car that took the idea of a hybrid truck to a new level. The A-BAT, which stands for “Advanced Breakthrough Aero Truck”, is a sleek four-passenger truck built on top of a car platform and uses […]

| August 7th, 2008 | Continued

feature photo

Feature Article #4

Hybrid Utility Truck Technology Update | June 2008

Overview of hybrid truck types When looking to move your fleet from standard work trucks to hybrid models, there are several different options to look at. Because work trucks have a much wider variety of uses compared to passenger vehicles, the mechanical needs of such trucks are much greater and though they can utilize hybrid […]

| June 3rd, 2008 | Continued

feature photo

Feature Article #5

2009 GMC Sierra Hybrid | 2 Mode Pickup Available Soon!

The world’s first hybrid pickup truck is set to reach dealers in late 2008 or early 2009, according to reports from GMC (unless you’re counting the really mild hybrid pick-ups that were quickly discontinued a couple of years ago). This will be the full size, GMC Sierra equipped with the Vortec 6.0L V8 engine, and […]

| April 24th, 2008 | Continued

About this Site

Get ready for Hybrid Truck coverage, coming Q2 of ’08.  Covering everything green truck related, including the early “mild” hybrid pickups, the two-mode trucks due for release later in 2008, hybrid commercial truck development, and hybrid utility trucks. Hybrid Trucking is here!

Hybrid Car Websites

Home

One of the most popular hybrid searches is for hybrid trucks and suvs, as people eagerly await announcements of new hybrid electric, diesel, and flex fuel pickups, as well as hybrid commercial trucks, semis, freight trucks, and more. In 2008, hybrid trucks were only a dream of the future (similar to the vision we had for sport trucks just twenty years ago), but today buyers have several options. In the past there were some mild versions of hybrid pickups from Chevy and GMC, but they have been discontinued. GM now offers the Silverado and Sierra with their more advanced, two-mode hybrid system. In addition, we are hearing announcements from Peterbilt about their plans to roll out several heavy duty hybrids, including a hybrid semi truck (read more here). For pickup and commercial truck consumers, the best is yet to come.

And while hybrid pickup trucks from Toyota, Dodge, and other truck manufacturers are already rumored, it’s top companies like Freightliner, Kenworth, International Truck and Engine, and Eaton that are getting much of the deserved attention. Eaton’s medium duty, diesel-electric hybrid drive system began production in 2008, and trucks equipped with this hybrid technology get up to 60 percent better fuel economy, reduced emissions, and reduced noise levels. In addition, idling time is reduced by more than 70%. Hybrid trucks are here and they are soon to make even more “quiet” noise. Learn more about other future hybrid cars here.