PALO ALTO, CA â€“ General Motors, which as part of its turnaround wants to be known as a maker of fuel-efficient passenger cars, will not refer to the e-Assist system on the â€™12 Buick LaCrosse as a hybrid. â€śWeâ€™re calling it eAssist because it is a more descriptive term of what the system is,â€ť says Daryl Wilson, lead development engineer for eAssist at GM. â€śAlthough it is a hybrid by definition, it does not fit many of the preconceived notions people have about a hybrid,â€ť he tells Wardâ€™s ...
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