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    Official: GM China shows off electrification efforts with wide range of e-powertrains
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    As of earlier this year, China is General Motors' largest new vehicle market, as measured by new model sales. Given the company's focus on electrification, it makes sense that GM would want to show off some electrified vehicles there. That's just what happened as an "electrification workshop" in ...

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    Official: Was Buick LaCrosse with eAssist February's best-selling domestic hybrid?
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    The best-selling hybrid from a U.S. car company is...the Buick LaCrosse? That's what we're trying to figure out after General Motors said the LaCrosses that are powered with Buick's eAssist powertrain accounted for about 25 percent of the model's sales. Though the automaker isn't disclosing ...

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    Official: Buick's smartphone games simulate fuel-efficient driving in app form
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    GM sells Buick smartphone app game that simulates fuel-efficient driving Remember the car-racing video games you played as a kid? Think of this as the opposite. General Motors is looking to raise consumer awareness of the hybrid drivetrains on its Buick LaCrosse and Regal by selling three ...

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    Video: 2012 Buick LaCrosse eAssist doesn't waste gas by running in place
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    In its latest 30-second advertisement pitching the 2012 LaCrosse eAssist, Buick makes an interesting point: since people don't constantly run in place, its near-luxury mid-size sedan doesn't either. The ad thus extolls the virtues of eAssist, a fuel-saving mild hybrid setup with stop-start ...

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    Report: Buick LaCrosse eAssist launches in China for $41,634
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    Hybrids have never been a hit in China, with even the Toyota Prius failing to make a dent in a meaningful way over there. Some say the Prius' unconventional styling turns Chinese consumers off. Maybe that's why Buick is betting its conventionally styled LaCrosse eAssist will be a hit in ...

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    GM invests $129 million to boost production of eAssist transmissions
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    2012 Buick LaCrosse eAssist technology – Click above for high-res image gallery
    General Motors' powertrain facilities in Toledo, OH and Bedford, IN – the ones that make transmissions for Buick and Chevrolet models equipped with fuel-saving eAssist technology – will get the ...

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    Why GM got the eco gauge totally right on the Buick LaCross with eAssist
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    At first glance, the white "Eco" needle over an all-green background on the 2012 Buick LaCrosse with eAssist feels wrong. The needle sits at the 12 o'clock position and there's green on either side, which tells the driver nothing. Well, nothing until you understand what the needle is telling ...

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    Official: Buick LaCrosse with eAssist priced from $29,960*
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    2012 Buick LaCrosse eAssist – Click above for high-res image gallery
    As expected, Buick has announced that its new 2012 LaCrosse with eAssist is priced identically to its more powerful V6-powered sibling. That means that $29,960 (*plus an $860 destination charge) will get the buyer either ...

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    Hitachi resumes battery production for Buick LaCrosse, Regal eAssist models
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    Three of Hitachi's automotive factories in Japan are back online, including a facility that manufactures lithium-ion batteries for General Motors' eAssist-equipped models. Hitachi Vehicle Energy in Ibaraki Prefecture is operational and has resumed production of lithium-ion batteries for the ...

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    Quick Spin: 2012 Buick LaCrosse eAssist
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    The TriShield's Big Sedan Does The Electric Slide

    2012 Buick LaCrosse eAssist – Click above for high-res image gallery
    It's hard to talk about all of the good things General Motors is doing these days without referencing the Chevrolet Volt – it is perhaps the most talked-about car ...

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    Maxwell CEO says ultracaps are perfect for General Motors' eAssist hybrids
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    2012 Buick Regal eAssist – Click above for high-res image gallery
    When General Motors debuted the 2012 Buick LaCrosse with eAssist at the Los Angeles Auto Show in 2010, the automaker made it clear that this fuel-saving technology would find a home in other models soon. Last month, the ...

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    LA 2010: 2012 Buick LaCrosse eAssist brings efficiency to the full-size luxury sedan
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    2012 Buick LaCrosse eAssist – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Full-size luxury sedans are typically guilty pleasures since they can be either coddling, comfort machines or all-out speed freaks. One thing they haven't been is fuel efficient... until now. Making its debut at the 2010 ...

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    2012 Buick LaCrosse eAssist achieves up to 37 mpg highway
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    2012 Buick LaCrosse eAssist technology – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Think of this as a Buick LaCrosse Hybrid. General Motors' new eAssist technology employs a 115-volt lithium-ion battery and 15-kilowatt electric motor to increase fuel economy by 25 percent compared to today's ...

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    Report: General Motors bringing back mild hybrids next year
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    Let's try this again, shall we? General Motors has announced that it will jump back into the mild hybrid game by the third quarter of 2011. Larry Nitz, the company's director of hybrid and electric powertrain engineering, made the announcement at a seminar in Traverse City, MI, though he declined ...

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    Chicago 2010: Bad Timing Dept. - Prius MotorWeek Drivers' Choice winner; Toyota declines JDM award
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    2010 Toyota Prius – MotorWeek Drivers' Choice Award winner for Best of the Year
    By February of each year, we are always right in the middle of awards season, and no, we're not talking about the Golden Globes, Grammys or Oscars. We are, of course, referring to Car and Truck of the Year ...

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    GM to launch LaCrosse hybrid in China before Beijing Olympics
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    Here's an update on GM's new hybrid for China. Shanghai GM says they will release a Buick LaCrosse hybrid for the Chinese market before the Beijing Olympics, which will have its opening ceremonies August 8, 2008. The hybrid will be based on the Saturn Aura hybrid and the pricing and mileage ...

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