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'Micro Hybrids' The Next Big Thing, Less Costly Than Mild Hybrids?

'Micro Hybrids' The Next Big Thing, Less Costly Than Mild Hybrids?

Not all hybrids are created equal. In fact, several different types are sold throughout the automotive industry, all offering varying economical benefits and priced at varying levels. Technology and innovation firm Johnson Controls Inc. suggests there's room for even more, and the next big thing in... read more

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2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco

Cheaper, Older Outgoing 2012 Chevy Malibu More Popular Than New 2013 Malibu Eco Model

When an existing car model gets redesigned for a new model year, automakers and dealers often offer big discounts and incentives to anyone willing to buy the outgoing model... read more August 1, 2012 by  1

2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco

2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco Mild Hybrid: Loved, Or Loathed?

Every year, there have to be winners and losers in the automotive world. Usually, winners and losers are picked by sales figures, but according to CNN, the 2013 Chevrolet... read more July 11, 2012 by  9

2014 Chevrolet Impala

New 2014 Chevrolet Impala Eco Model To Join Cruze, Malibu

Buick has placed a major bet on its eAssist mild hybrid system, offering it as standard equipment on base versions of the 2012 Lacrosse and, more recently, the 2013 Regal as... read more June 25, 2012 by  0

2012 Buick Regal with eAssist

2013 Buick Regal Gets eAssist Mild Hybrid As Base Engine To Boost MPG

The eAssist system may have entered production less than a year ago, but General Motors is clearly making a big bet on the mild hybrid system to help its Buick brand meet... read more June 13, 2012 by  1

2012 Buick Regal GS

More Mild Hybrids: 2013 Buick Regal To Fit eAssist As Standard

It takes a lot of money and time to develop and produce hybrid cars and electric vehicles, but that's not to say regular gasoline cars can't benefit from some of their... read more February 7, 2012 by  0

2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid

Variations On Cheaper Hybrid Tech To Help MPG, Efficiency

The market for gasoline-electric hybrids and electric cars is expected to grow over the next few years, but they aren't the only energy-efficient vehicles expected to become... read more January 31, 2012 by  2

'Regeneration Road,' part of the Buick Fuel Efficiency Games app

Buick eAssist Smartphone App Makes A Game Out Of Saving Fuel

Want to get the next generation of drivers thinking green, long before they get behind the wheel? Buick has come up with an innovative and fun app for Android and iPhone... read more January 30, 2012 by  0

2012 Acura ILX Concept

2013 Acura ILX Compact Hybrid: Detroit Auto Show Preview

Since the demise of the well-loved Integra compact many years ago, Acura has had no compact four-door sedan. That's about to change, with the arrival of a production car... read more January 9, 2012 by  0

2013 Honda Accord Coupe Concept teaser

2013 Honda Accord Coupe Concept Previews Hybrid: Detroit Auto Show

As teaser photos go, it's laughably minimal: two strips of white letters, on a black background, that spell "Accord Concept". Oooooooooohhhhhhhhh. Nonetheless, that's what... read more December 15, 2011 by  0

2012 Buick Lacrosse with eAssist, Catskill Mountains, October 2011

2012 Buick Lacrosse With eAssist: Mild Hybrid Weekend Drive

We drove the prototype, and liked it. Now we've driven the real thing. We still like it. In this case, "it" is the 2012 Buick Lacrosse with eAssist, the only four-cylinder... read more December 6, 2011 by  5

2010 Nissan Altima Hybrid

2013 Nissan Altima (Mild) Hybrid: High Gas Mileage, V-6 Power

Beginning next year, Nissan is going hybrid in a much more significant way. Likely starting with the 2013 Nissan Altima and extending to some of the automaker’s... read more November 30, 2011 by  0

2013 Chevrolet Malibu ECO

2013 Chevy Malibu Eco Starts At $26,000, Rated 38 MPG Highway

Hybrid automobiles can be a tough sell to the general public, partially because of the perception that they cost significantly more than their gasoline-only counterparts... read more November 23, 2011 by  8

2012 Buick Verano - First Drive

Buick Verano Hybrid Coming--But Not Until 2015

Remember The Purloined Letter, the classic Edgar Allen Poe story where a letter is hidden by storing it in plain sight? General Motors may not have realized it, but the... read more October 19, 2011 by  0

2011 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ

High-Mileage Chevy Equinox, GMC Terrain To Get Eco eAssist System For 2014?

The mild-hybrid system that General Motors calls eAssist (on the 2012 Buick Lacrosse and Regal models) will also appear on the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco version. But now it... read more October 6, 2011 by  8

2012 Buick LaCrosse eAssist Live Shots

2012 Buick Lacrosse eAssist: TV Ad Sells MPGs, Avoids H-Word (Video)

The 2012 Buick Lacrosse with eAssist is now beginning to roll into dealerships across the country, and we've been curious to see how GM would market the car. On our preview... read more September 29, 2011 by  12


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