Volkswagen has already laid out aggressive plans for a future full of battery-electric cars, but the German car brand will also electrify nearly every vehicle in its lineup in some way. VW announced Thursday that it will begin with the next-generation Golf. Specifically, the eighth-generation Golf will feature a 48-volt, mild-hybrid system, which the brand showed off at the International Vienna Motor Symposium. The system features a 48-volt belt-integrated starter generator and a 48-volt battery to complement the internal-combustion engine. VW said the car can essentially "coast" with the...
2012 Buick LaCrosse eAssist Hybrid Luxury Sedan Priced From $30,820
We’ve known about the 2012 Buick LaCrosse eAssist mild-hybrid luxury sedan since late 2010 but GM only released the all-important pricing details for the car this week, with its sticker coming in at $29,960 before an $860 destination charge. Interestingly, GM has made the advanced eAssist...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
New eAssist Mild-Hybrid Technology Debuting On 2012 Buick LaCrosse
The new Buick Lacrosse and Regal have made waves with their attractive design and overall build quality since their arrival in showrooms, but soon they’ll also be recognized for stellar fuel economy. General Motors is bringing back its mild hybrid technology next year, beginning with the 2012...Viknesh Vijayenthiran