fuel efficiencyOur third and final post regarding the GMC Sierra trucks in Thunder Bay will go over in much more detail, the way this eAssist powertrain works and what it means to Dominion Motors GMC Truck customers.

Here is a brief synopsis of this new GMC truck powertrain, from experts in the truck business who wrote thoroughly about the subject online, “The Sierra’s eAssist powertrain is a light electrification system leveraging General Motors’ latest electrification technologies. It builds on the advanced technologies of the 5.3L V8 engine, including direct injection, variable valve timing and Active Fuel Management (cylinder deactivation), complementing them with a compact lithium-ion battery pack to enhance efficiency through.”

The ways in which the GMC Trucks with eAssist actually expound upon an already efficient system are as follows:  With Stop/Start capability the fuel savings is a definite realization since by turning the engine off when stopped at a light or in gridlock traffic you will use less fuel in your GMC trucks.  The engine restarts once the driver lets up on the brake.  The Electric power boost is an on board electric motor which provides a power boost during acceleration and passing.  This gives your GMC trucks engine the ability to operate in four cylinder mode more often than not and only activates the other cylinders when totally necessary, thereby conserving fuel once again.  Two last aspects of eAssist which allow you to save fuel in your GMC trucks in Canada are Regenerative braking and Aero enhancements, both of these features can be elaborated on at your local new and used GMC trucks dealer in Thunder Bay.  Come see our sales professionals in Canada and schedule your test drive in a new GMC truck today!