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GM trucks get hybrid versions, but you'll probably never see one

Only 700 two-wheel-drive eAssist Silverado and Sierra models will be available, and will only be sold in California.

GM launches eAssist hybrid versions of its Silverado and Sierra pickups. Only 700 will be made for 2016, and you can only buy them in California.

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NHTSA again questioning GM, this time over mild hybrid recall

Less than a week after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration had questioned the adequacy of a General Motors recall from 2009 on the Pontiac G6, saying it might have needed to be much broader, it is putting the automaker

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38k GM eAssist hybrids recalled for circuit board, fire risk

General Motors has issued a recall covering 38,197 2012 and 2013 model-year Chevy Malibu Eco, Buick LaCrosse and Regal sedans equipped with eAssist, and sold in the United States. The automaker will check the generator control module for prop

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Q&A: Larry Nitz says GM "committed to electrification as a long-term journey"

Anyone who still doesn't believe that General Motors is serious about advanced technology in general, and vehicle electrification in particular, hasn't yet learned that post-bankruptcy GM is a very different company run by different people with a differe

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Mild hybrid Malibu Eco with eAssist not meeting GM's sales targets

General Motors is getting some bad news about its eAssist mild hybrid technology – it's not very popular. That's being made clear by soft sales for the highest-volume eAssist model, the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco.

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GM ready for 500,000 electric* vehicles by 2017

It's a big number, and one that needs a bit of a disclaimer.

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2013 Buick Regal gets sizable price hike thanks to standard eAssist

Buick has announced that the 2013 Regal will come equipped with standard eAssist when it hits dealers in the fall. As a result, the MSRP of base model will jump considerably over the 2012's starting price. While last year's Regal started at $27,055, with eAssist as a $2,000 option, the 2013 model starts at $29,015.

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2013 Buick Regal gets sizable price hike thanks to standard eAssist

Buick has announced that the 2013 Regal will come equipped with standard eAssist when it hits dealers in the fall. As a result, the MSRP of base model will jump considerably over the 2012's starting price. While last year's Regal started at $27,055, with eAssist as a $2,000 option, the 2013 model starts at $29,015.

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Fortune writer says Chevy Malibu Eco is "most disliked car of the year (so far)"

We often comment that the automobile industry, as a whole, does a decent job building cars these days – today's new vehicles are much better than they were even five years ago, and every subsequent generation seems to improve on its predecessor. Yet despite the forward progress as evident by the current crop, an oddity always seems to creep into the mix. Enter the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco.

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Was Buick LaCrosse with eAssist February's best-selling domestic hybrid?

The best-selling hybrid from a U.S. car company is...the Buick LaCrosse?

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Future Fuel Economy Mandates, Part IV: General Motors Engineering

There were lots of comments on my last two columns (speaking with Ford and Chrysler execs about CAFE regulations), and some were very savvy on EVs and hybrids. But most seem to have little knowledge of what really goes into designing, developing, validating and successfully marketing a desirable, reliable, long-term durable, incredibly complex, affordable and federally legal modern automobile – let alone maki

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2013 Buick Regal gets standard eAssist, automatic option for GS

Buick launched its mid-size Regal sedan in late 2010 as a 2011 model, with the Turbo, high-performance GS and eAssist models following suit over the past year. Now, General Motors' tri-shield arm has announced a couple of powertrain updates that will go into effect for the 2013 model ye

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2013 Buick Regal gets standard eAssist, automatic option for GS

Buick launched its mid-size Regal sedan in late 2010 as a 2011 model, with the Turbo, high-performance GS and eAssist models following suit over the past year. Now, General Motors' tri-shield arm has announced a couple of powertrain updates that will go into effect for the 2013 model ye

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Chevrolet Code 130R Concept is a rear-wheel-drive dream [w/video]

General Motors would like to lure in younger buyers with a new small car that boasts more evocative styling. To that end, the company unveiled two new concepts at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show that may hint at things to come from Chevrolet. This is the first called the Chevrolet Code 130R Concept, which boasts a traditional coupe pro

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2013 Chevy Mailbu Eco will start at $25,995* and offer 38 highway mpg

Who will want to buy a brand-new, nicely equipped 2013 Chevy Malibu Eco for $25,995? If you peruse General Motors' press release, then you may think it's people who are cross-shopping a Volkswagen Passat TDI or a Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, a Toyota Camry Hybrid or a Sebastian Blanco

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GM to add eAssist to Chevy Equinox and GMC Terrain

General Motors is aiming to improve fuel economy performance on both the Chevrolet Equinox and the GMC Terrain by integrating the company's eAssist hybrid system, according to GM Inside News. The report cites multiple unnamed sources indicating that the hybrid crossovers will debut

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