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  • 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco

    Back in May, General Motors announced the recall of more than 38,000 Buick and Chevrolet mild hybrid sedans to check for a potentially defective electronic component. Now, following a fire in a vehicle apparently repaired under the recall, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating whether GM's recall went far enough. The recall eventually covered just shy of 43,000 vehicles using GM's eAssist mild hybrid system--the Buick LaCrosse and Regal eAssist models, and the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco. An electronic generator module was said to be at fault, potentially...

  • 2012 Buick Lacrosse with eAssist, Catskill Mountains, October 2011
    Buick eAssist, Chevy Eco Hybrid Recall For Control Module Check

    General Motors announced today that it will recall more than 38,000 Buick and Chevrolet sedans fitted with its eAssist mild-hybrid system, to check for a possibly defective electronic component. The vehicles, from both the 2012 and 2013 model years, are the Buick LaCrosse and Buick Regal sedans...

  • 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 rising fuel economy regulations. First offered on the base 2.4-liter engine in the 2012 Buick Lacrosse, the eAssist system was...

  • 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 appears that the system will spread further across GM's product lines, with a report on GMInsideNews that it will appear on...

  • 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 the price of the 2012 Buick Regal with eAssist to $29,530, including a mandatory $860 destination charge. The EPA rates the...

  • Suzuki Kizashi EcoCharge Concept
    Suzuki Kizashi EcoCharge Concept Hybrid: 2011 NY Auto Show

    Suzuki has had a rough time of it lately, with its only new product being the well-received but still low-volume Kizashi sports sedan, halfway between a compact and a midsize car. But for this week's 2011 New York Auto Show, they're display a couple of Kizashi concepts that point toward what the...

  • 2012 Buick Regal with eAssist

    We asked last year if the new GM would be a cleantech play. It’s looking more and more like that’s the case. Yesterday, the company announced it would be rolling out a hybrid technology system called eAssist in the Buick Regal 2012 that will boost fuel economy by 25 percent. The system uses regenerative braking, power stored in a 0.5-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery and a 15-kilowatt induction motor-generator unit to get EPA ratings of 26 miles per gallon in city driving and 37 miles per gallon on the highway. The car is a four-door midsize “luxury” vehicle and is the...

  • 2011 Buick Regal
    2012 Buick Regal Gets Some Green Help From eAssist

    Last year we saw the return of the Buick Regal, but it surprised reviewers and consumers alike. The Regal revealed itself as being on par with cars like the Acura TSX, Nissan Maxima and Ford Focus. Maybe it was the European design or the power combined with class competitive fuel economy that made...

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