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General Motors announced today that it has canceled plans for a Buick plug-in hybrid crossover. The company cited poor feedback from media, dealers, and consumers to the proposed model, which was unveiled only two weeks ago. Both the conventional and plug-in hybrid versions of the Buick crossover have been canceled. General Motors vice chairman Tom […]

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These days, auto safety recalls don’t get much attention. So the news that General Motors was recalling 9,000 of its 2007 Saturn mild hybrids to replace the high-voltage battery pack in each one was no more than a blip in the press. Behind the scenes, though, it’s an expensive and annoying distraction for General Motors, […]

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A General Motors spokesperson told Automotive News that the company planned to sell 27,000 mild hybrid vehicles this year, but is falling short because its supplier, Cobasys, provided faulty batteries. In an exclusive interview with HybridCars.com, a Cobasys executive—who asked not to be named—responded to GM statements and press reports, saying, “A lot of it […]

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Jan. 6, 2008 Get ready for a wave of hybrid press releases coming from Detroit’s North American International Auto Show, running from January 13-27 January. The first two announcements to hit the wire are about “two-mode” hybrid SUVs from General Motors and BMW. GM will unveil the 2009 Saturn Vue Green Line and BMW will […]

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Dec. 2, 2007: Source – Associated Press GM commenced production for the 2008

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The Saturn Vue Hybrid was discontinued when General Motors shut down the entire Saturn brand in 2010. The company produced and sold about 13,500 Vue “Green Line” Hybrids, from its first sales in fall 2006 through the end of 2010. The mild-hybrid Saturn Vue Green Line is G.M.’s first gas-electric vehicle, unless you count the […]

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