2: Chevy Silverado Hybrid
As with the Tahoe Hybrid that was released around the same time, these vehicles were developed in response to the rising fuel prices of 2008. The problem is the Hybrid drivetrain was not much of an improvement over the standard models. GM would boast about the eco-friendly design of the Silverado Hybrid, but it didn’t resonate with buyers. Surprisingly though, the Silverado Hybrid was in its second generation, as there was a limited release before this model (via GM Authority).
Taking the Silverado Hybrid on the road was not like the standard models, it wasn’t off-road capable and it had a massive hybrid badge down each side of the vehicle. Considering there was a hefty premium in price, the Silverado Hybrid just didn’t make sense when you considered all the factors in ownership. GM would produce the Silverado Hybrid for a few more years until it would be changed for a more modern fuel-efficient system.