WARREN, MI – General Motors Co. introduces its new “eAssist” next-generation mild-hybrid technology at the Los Angeles auto show today, a system it will install as standard on the ’12 Buick LaCrosse sedan before spreading it elsewhere in its lineup. “This is the base powertrain of the future,” Steve Poulos, global chief engineer-eAssist at GM, says during a recent preview of the technology at GM’s research and development headquarters here. The auto maker mates the technology, which ...

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