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Variations On Cheaper Hybrid Tech To Help MPG, Efficiency

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 more popular. Also looking at an increase in popularity are micro-hybrids and mild hybrids, according to a Lux Research... read more

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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


 
2011 Subaru Legacy

Subaru Hybrid For 2014 To Echo Honda, GM Mild-Hybrid Approach

Beyond the obvious Toyota, if any other make were to build hybrid cars, you might expect it to be Subaru. The small Japanese company's cars are revered for durability and... read more September 29, 2011 by  4


 
2012 Buick Regal with eAssist

2012 Buick Regal With eAssist Mild Hybrid Priced At $29,530

Buick announced today that it would offer the eAssist mild-hybrid technology on its mid-size 2012 Regal sedan as a $2,000 option over the base 2.4-liter model. That brings... read more August 4, 2011 by  0


 
2012 Buick LaCrosse eAssist Live Shots

2012 Buick Lacrosse eAssist 37-MPG Sedan Priced At $30,820 (With Destination)

Buick announced today that it would price the four-cylinder version of its 2012 Lacrosse large sedan at $29,960. That sneaks the advertised price neatly under the $30,000... read more June 8, 2011 by  0


 
2012 Honda Civic Hybrid, road test, Spring 2011

2012 Honda Civic Hybrid: Multi-Day Drive Review

The 2012 Honda Civic range, launched at last month's New York Auto Show, includes two models devoted to wringing out as many miles as possible from every last drop of... read more May 10, 2011 by  2


 
2010 Honda Civic GX natural-gas vehicle, Los Angeles, November 2010

Alternative Fuels: Possibilities Far Beyond Passenger Cars

The Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) exposition rolled into Long Beach, California, last week to examine options available right now to use alternative fuels to their... read more May 9, 2011 by  0


 
2012 Honda Civic Hybrid at New York Auto Show, April 2011

2012 Honda Civic Hybrid: 44-MPG Compact's High Points (Video)

The largest single model launch at the New York Auto Show two weeks ago was the 2012 Honda Civic line, with five separate models, new styling, and better fuel economy. The... read more May 5, 2011 by  1


 
2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco at New York Auto Show with High Gear Media's Joel Feder

2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco: Video Tour At New York Auto Show

First came the news that the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu would have only four-cylinder engines, following the path set by the 2011 Hyundai Sonata and other midsize entries. Then... read more April 27, 2011 by  0


 
2012 Honda Civic Hybrid

44-MPG 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid At NY Auto Show: Drive Review

The Honda Civic Hybrid was only the third hybrid model sold in the U.S., starting way back in 2003, and it was the brand's first mainstream hybrid. It's been a solid member... read more April 25, 2011 by  8


 
Suzuki EcoCharge Concept live photos

Suzuki EcoCharge Concept Hybrid: 2011 NY Auto Show Live Photos

While the Kizashi Apex Concept shown at Suzuki's New York auto show stand showed off the brand's motorsports and motorcycle heritage, the Kizashi EcoCharge Concept here shows... read more April 21, 2011 by  0


 
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