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Discovery of a potential faulty circuit board unrelated to the battery pack has prompted General Motors to issue a recall for 38,197 eAssist-equipped cars. Models affected include the 2012 and 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco, Buick LaCrosse and Regal eAssist models. These are U.S. market cars only, and recalled models are those assembled before December 2012. […]

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On the eve of the New York Auto Show and following the announcement of updates to the LaCrosse, Buick has now revealed significant updates to the 2014 edition of its Regal sedan. Buick said the 2014 Regal is designed to be a sportier and smarter evolution of the brand’s dynamic midsize sedan. New purposeful technologies […]

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Buick introduced the new 2014 LaCrosse, an evolution of the LaCrosse we currently know. The full-size LaCrosse offers for 2014 new interior and exterior design cues, advanced safety technologies and enhanced in-vehicle connectivity. The 2014 LaCrosse is offered in front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive models and offers two powertrains: a 2.4L engine with eAssist light electrification technology […]

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As it attempts to address ever-tightening fuel and emissions standards, while striving to maintain competitive vehicle sticker prices, General Motors is adding its (relatively) low cost eAssist mild Hybrid technology to more vehicles. The latest edition is the 2013 Buick Regal, which will feature the technology as standard on the base car. The eAssist system, […]

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Buick today announced pricing information for its 2012 Regal models, one of which will feature General Motors’s new eAssist Belt Alternator Starter system, which provides an estimated 28 percent boost in fuel economy over the standard 2.4-liter model. The 2012 Buick Regal with eAssist will start at $29,530, a $2,000 price premium over the base […]

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General Motors will take great pains to avoid using the H word when it unveils the gas-electric Buick LaCrosse this week at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Instead, it will call the system “eAssist,” to avoid any association with competing hybrids, and to dodge past complaints that its mild form of hybrid technology doesn’t deserve […]

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Although common sense might suggest that a gas-electric hybrid, with its two powertrains and complicated electronic components, might be less reliable than its gas powered counterpart, this is not the case. Polling research from car information sharing website TrueDelta.com, confirms that hybrids tend to be just as reliable, if not more reliable, than gas-powered cars. […]

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The HybridCars.com monthly sales dashboard is a collaboration of HybridCars.com and Baum & Associates, a Michigan-based market research firm focusing on automotive issues including the hybrid and electric vehicle market. Plug-in vehicles had a strong month. Both the Toyota Prius PHEV and the Chevy Volt turned in their best-ever monthly sales, and the Volt has […]

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The HybridCars.com monthly sales dashboard is a collaboration of HybridCars.com and Baum & Associates, a Michigan-based market research firm focusing on automotive issues including the hybrid and electric vehicle market. While the Toyota Prius Liftback continues to pace the hybrid vehicles, the Camry Hybrid continues to perform well at over 10 percent of Camry sales, […]

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The HybridCars.com monthly sales dashboard is a collaboration of HybridCars.com and Baum & Associates, a Michigan-based market research firm focusing on automotive issues including the hybrid and electric vehicle market. Hybrid sales reached 3.0 percent of total North American sales, the highest level since April. While the Prius hybrid continues to pace the segment, the […]

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