GM to Charge $2,500 Premium for Mild-Hybrid Pickup

GM began building the first of 500 hybrid pickups last week at its Fort Wayne, Indiana

Published: 17-Mar-2004

DETROIT -- General Motors is charging a $2,500 premium for its first production gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain.

GM began building the first of 500 hybrid pickups last week at its Fort Wayne, Ind., plant. The trucks are built on the standard GMT 800 platform and will be marketed as the Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid Truck and GMC Sierra Hybrid Truck.

The hybrid powertrain is available only in half-ton Crew Cab models, which have a base price of $25,585, including freight.

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