Belt-Alternator-Starter hybrid

  • 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 eAssist

    The eAssist mild hybrid system is dead, long live the eAssist mild hybrid system? With continually rising corporate average fuel economy levels required through 2025, General Motors will test a third generation of its eAssist mild-hybrid system during the current model year. This time, though, they're not sedans and small SUVs. They're full-size pickup trucks, some of the highest-volume and most profitable vehicles GM sells. DON'T MISS: Pickup Truck Fuel Economy For 2016: Diesels Take Top Three Spots A few hundred 2016 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks will be offered with the...

  • 2012 Buick LaCrosse eAssist Live Shots
    FIRST DRIVE: 2012 Buick Lacrosse 37-MPG eAssist Prototype

    To date, Buick and "fuel economy" haven't often been used in the same sentence. But the 2012 Buick LaCrosse, the brand's largest surviving car, will offer one engine option that's projected to deliver 25 mpg city, 37 mpg highway. That's not bad for a midsize near-luxury sedan (though 1 mpg lower on...

  • 2012 Buick Regal with eAssist
    2012 Buick Regal With eAssist: 26 MPG City, 37 MPG Highway Expected

    The rumors started last week, and they were largely true: Buick plans to offer a model of its Regal compact sports sedan with the eAssist mild-hybrid system. What we didn't have were the projected EPA mileage ratings (based on GM's internal tests). The company expects the 2012 Buick Regal with...

  • Buick eAssist Hybrid Technology
    GM Mild Hybrids: If At First You Don’t Succeed, Try, Try Again

    The 2011 Chevrolet Volt has gotten all the attention lately, including a narrow second-place finish in our GreenCarReports 2011 Best Car To Buy award, but General Motors also has a significant hybrid-electric vehicle program. While its full-size Two-Mode Hybrid trucks have had mixed success, the...

  • 2010 Audi A3 TDI named Green Car of the Year, 2009 LA Auto Show
    Green Car Sales: Winners and Losers of 2009

    It's beginning to look as if the worst is over for U.S. auto sales. The year that just closed was, in the immortal words of Queen Elizabeth II, an annus horribilis, with only 10.4 million vehicles sold, down 21 percent on 2008 and the lowest total since 1982. But some light seems to be appearing on...

  • 2009 Saturn Vue Hybrid
    GM Mild Hybrid System To Return In 2011, On Steroids

    As Mark Twain is supposed to have said, "Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated." (Although, sadly, he actually didn't say it.) In this case, the "my" is the General Motors mild-hybrid powertrain, sometimes known as the Belt-Alternator-Starter or BAS system. And it will return for 2011...

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