Buick eAssist Technology can be found in the 2012 Regal and 2012 LaCrosse. This advanced powertrain allows these new Buick sedans to deliver great fuel economy without sacrificing performance. You can learn more about the engineering behind eAssist Technology by reading this system overview from our Youngstown Buick dealers.
Efficient Technology: Vehicles with Buick’s eAssist Technology are packed with efficiency-boosting components. The two most important components in the system are a small electric motor and a powerful lithium-ion battery. The electric motor provides extra power to the engine and reduces consumption of gasoline, while the lithium-ion battery stores power for the electric engine. The vehicle also uses regenerative braking energy to charge the lithium-ion battery at every stop. This innovative braking technology ensures that your engine, battery, and in-dash electronics are always fully charged.
Helpful Display: The Power Flow Display is another important part of Buick’s eAssist Technology. This informative display shows the charge status of your battery and information about your engine. Most importantly, the Power Flow Display allows drivers to monitor their own efficiency. Following the cues provided by this intuitive display will help you maximize the fuel economy of your vehicle. With careful driving, cars with eAssist Technology can deliver up to 36 MPG on the highway.
Aerodynamic Body: Aerodynamic design is an essential component of Buick’s eAssist Technology. That’s why every physical detail of the 2012 Regal and 2012 LaCrosse was designed with efficiency in mind. Both vehicles use electronic grill shutters to improve air flow around the vehicle. The Regal and LaCrosse are also equipped with unique underbody panels. These sloped coverings further reduce the total drag felt by both vehicles. Both vehicles benefit from aerodynamic body shape as well.
You can test drive vehicles with Buick’s eAssist Technology today by visiting Sweeney Buick, Youngstown’s trusted Buick dealership. Our friendly, informative staff will be happy to guide you through our inventory experience. Call us at (330) 787-9496 for directions to our dealership or business hours.