Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid: Volt's Sibling Without A Plug May Be First Of Several

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It''s rare that a carmaker entirely replaces a car after just three model years, but the all-new 2016 Chevrolet Malibu is remarkable in more ways than that. Chevy will offer a full-hybrid model of the new 2016 Malibu that goes head to head with hybrid mid-size sedans from Toyota, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, and Kia. Green Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid Chevy Volt Plug-In Hybrids Voltec

GM details 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid powertrain design and operation

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The 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid ( earlier post ) is EPA-rated at 46 mpg (5.11 At the 2016 SAE World Congress, GM engineers presented a paper describing the development of the new hybrid powertrain for the popular mid-size sedan. A largely common drive unit between EREV and strong hybrid vehicles, with the drive unit kinematically capable of high speed EV operation and transitions between EV and engine modes. Malibu Hybrid System components in vehicle.

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How Similar Are Chevy Volt & Malibu Hybrid Powertrains? Very Much; Here's Why

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In less than six months, General Motors has unveiled three separate 2016 vehicles that use its hybrid and plug-in hybrid Voltec powertrain. The Chevrolet Volt and Malibu Hybrid, and the Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid, span three different vehicle segments. Plug-In Hybrids Voltec Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid One''s a compact hatchback, one''s a mid-size volume sedan, and the third is a full-size luxury.

2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid to start at $28,645; 47 mpg combined

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The 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid LT ( earlier post ) will be available this spring with a starting price of $28,645. With an all-new, hybrid powertrain that uses a slightly modified drive unit and electric motors used in the 2016 Chevrolet Volt, the Malibu Hybrid offers a GM-estimated 48 mpg city, 45 mpg highway, and 47 mpg combined (4.9, The Malibu Hybrid powertrain uses a new Ecotec 122 hp, 129 lb-ft (175 N·m) 1.8L Hybrids

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Can Malibu Hybrid volume cut costs, kickstart sales for Chevy Volt?

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General Motors is trying to get as much use as possible out of the current-generation Chevrolet Volt's plug-in hybrid powertrain. A very similar version without the plug is used in the Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid now going on sale—and the Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid and Chinese-market Buick Lacrosse Hybrid powertrains derive from it as well. General Motors Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid

Sun sets on Chevy Malibu Hybrid sedan for 2020, model discontinued

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Slow sales and a shrinking market for sedans have effectively shelved the Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid sedan—the last model from General Motors to use hybrid-system components from the much-loved Chevy Volt. GM spokesman Kevin Kelly confirmed to Green Car Reports on Monday that the hybrid sedan won't appear for the 2020 model year.

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2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid Starts At $28,645

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The 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid will start at $28,645 when it goes on sale this spring. That price--which includes an $875 destination charge--is for the LT model, the sole trim level offered with the hybrid powertrain. It means the hybrid will actually start slightly lower than the gasoline-only Malibu LT, which is priced from $29,495.

Buick LaCrosse Hybrid Electric Vehicle makes global debut in Shanghai; uses Malibu Hybrid powertrain

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The all-new Buick LaCrosse Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) made its global debut at the 2016 Buick Day event in Shanghai, where the award-winning Buick Avista concept was also shown for the first time in China. The advanced hybrid powertrain is basically the same as that used in the 2016 Malibu Hybrid, with the exception of some minor calibration and final drive ratio changes to better suit local and segment preferences. China Hybrids

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Volkswagen ID pricing, Chevy Malibu Hybrid gone, state EV efforts: Today’s Car News

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The Chevy Malibu Hybrid and its Voltec-based powertrain are gone. Volkswagen talks us through how it might price its mass-market electric vehicles in the U.S., and why the Buzz is two years behind the leading edge. And states are fostering EV adoption in a wide range of ways. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. GM is discontinuing the last. Today in Car News

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2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid: First Drive Of Sedan Using Volt Hybrid System

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The second generation of GM’s Voltec plug-in hybrid system is now powering a car that doesn’t actually have a plug at all. The new 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid uses essentially the same powertrain as the 2016 Chevy Volt, but with a far smaller battery pack. That makes it a new entrant in the hybrid mid-size sedan category, which.

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2016 Chevy Malibu Hybrid, VW Solid-State Batteries, Natural Gas Growth: Today's Car News

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Today we look at the powertrain of the upcoming 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid, Volkswagen''s interest in solid-state batteries for electric cars, and why natural gas is displacing coal in electricity generation. All this and more on Green Car Reports. If you''re looking for a good laugh today, read Car and Driver''s hilarious take on why car dealers. Today in Car News

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GM Suspending 2010 Malibu Hybrid Production; Next-Generation Li-Ion Mild Hybrid Expected for 2011

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General Motors has announced that there will be no retail production of the Chevrolet Malibu hybrid for model year (MY) 2010 due to “elevated inventory levels of the 2009 model.” A limited amount of 2010 Malibu hybrids may be produced to fulfill fleet sales requests. 2008 Malibu hybrid. The Malibu hybrid shares components with two other GM mild hybrids: the Saturn Aura and Vue hybrids.

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2016 Chevy Malibu Hybrid, VW Lawsuit, Tesla Supercharger Congestion: Today's Car News

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Today, we drive the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid, the U.S. Justice Department sues Volkswagen over the carmaker's diesel-emissions cheating, and Tesla electric-car drivers experience congestion at the company's Supercharger DC fast-charging stations. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Tesla Supercharger congestion got particularly bad at one. Today in Car News

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Audi TDI Fix, 2016 Toyota Prius Sales, 2016 Chevy Malibu Hybrid Priced: Today's Car News

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Today, Audi's CEO says the carmaker's delinquent 3.0-liter V-6 diesels can be fixed with software tweaks, analysts say low gas prices will affect 2016 Toyota Prius sales targets, and the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid sedan is priced from $28,645.

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Tesla Spy Video, Malibu Hybrid, Utilities Vs Solar Power: The Week In Reverse (Video)

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Why did one buyer call visiting his local Chevy dealer "a trip down memory lane"? And what new vehicle launch did we guess right about, way back in January? This is our video look back at the Week In Reverse--right here at Green Car Reports--for the week ending on Friday, March 27, 2015. Friday we wrote about one car buyer''s experience in a Tesla. The Week In Reverse

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2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid: technical details revealed

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The second-generation Chevrolet Volt is important not only as a high-volume plug-in hybrid, but also because components from its Voltec powertrain are designed to be used in other GM models. Last year, General Motors unveiled the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid, with a powertrain very similar to the Volt's. Plug-In Hybrids Voltec Chevy Volt plug-in cars Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid

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Why We're Calling The 2016 Chevy Volt A Plug-In Hybrid

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Is it a range-extended electric car, as GM strongly preferred, or a plug-in hybrid as others insisted equally forcefully? Green Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid Chevy Volt Plug-In Hybrids Range-Extended Electric Vehicle plug-in cars Since the launch of the Chevrolet Volt almost five years ago, a battle has raged over what to call it. GM''s goal in calling the Volt a "range-extended electric" car was to underscore its battery range, which for several years.

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Chevy Cruze Hybrid Coming Soon To Join Diesel, Gasoline Models?

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But the company also suggested the possibility of a future Chevy Cruze Hybrid. Green Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid Future Cars Plug-In Hybrids VoltecSometimes a few words can make all the difference. In last week's seminars and presentations on the new 2016 Chevrolet Cruze compact sedan, GM discussed its 1.4-liter turbocharged gasoline engine and gave a few scant details on a future 1.6-liter diesel model as well.

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2018 Honda Accord Hybrid rated by EPA at 47 mpg combined

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The EPA has now released the fuel-efficiency ratings for the 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid, and they came in 1 mpg below the combined number the company had hoped to reach. At a drive event last fall, Honda said it hoped the redesigned Accord Hybrid could manage the same fuel-efficiency ratings as last year's model: 49 mpg city, 47 highway, 48. Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid

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GM to introduce strong hybrid version of Malibu; combined fuel economy above 45 mpg; leverages Volt

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GM will introduce a strong hybrid version of the next-generation Malibu. Using technology from the 2016 Chevrolet Volt propulsion system ( earlier post ), Malibu Hybrid will offer an estimated combined fuel economy rating exceeding 45 mpg (5.22 l/100 km), higher than the combined cycle mileage ratings of the Ford Fusion, Toyota Camry and Hyundai Sonata hybrid variants and a significant boost over the 29 mpg combined of the MY 2015 Malibu with 2.5L

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2016 Chevy Volt In Pre-Production; Prices To Come Next Month

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The 2016 Chevrolet Volt was officially unveiled at January''s Detroit Auto Show, so there won''t be a lot of focus on the new plug-in hybrid with the 50-mile range at this week''s New York Auto Show. Instead, it''ll be all about the new 2016 Chevy Malibu mid-size sedan, including the new Malibu Hybrid model that uses an adapted version of the Voltec. Plug-In Hybrids Pricing Chevy Volt plug-in cars Prices

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2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid To Be Imported From China To U.S.

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Of the three vehicles using GM's newest hybrid system, we know rather less about the 2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid than we do about either the Chevrolet Volt or the Chevy Malibu Hybrid. China Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars New Energy VehicleBut with first media drives of the conventional CT6 now published, we know a bit more than we did before. For one thing, while the various gasoline versions of.

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2017 Cadillac CT6 plug-in hybrid sedan reviewed by LA Times

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While the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid and the Chevy Malibu Hybrid rack up four-figure sales in most months, the third vehicle to use elements of that same drivetrain remains all but invisible in the U.S. That's the 2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid, a version of the CT6 large luxury sedan from GM's luxury brand. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

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Chevrolet introduces 2016 Malibu; full hybrid option; 8-speed auto

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The completely restyled midsize sedan is engineered to offer more efficiency, connectivity and advanced safety features, and features the option of a new full-hybrid powertrain, which leverages technology from the Chevrolet Volt. The Malibu Hybrid will offer an estimated combined fuel economy rating exceeding 45 mpg (5.22 turbo engine option, Malibu is projected to offer 37 mpg (6.35 Malibu Hybrid. Malibu 2.0T Engines Fuel Efficiency Hybrids

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2016 Chevrolet Malibu, Aston Martin Electric Car, BMW i8 Production Boost: Today's Car News

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We''re on the ground at the 2015 New York Auto Show, and will bring you all of the latest green car news, starting with the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid. We''ve also got reports that Aston Martin will build an electric car, and BMW will boost production of the i8 plug-in hybrid coupe. All this and more on Green Car Reports. We''ve got photos and full. Today in Car News

Buick Lacrosse Hybrid unveiled at Beijing Auto Show, for China only

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General Motors is getting a lot of mileage out of the second-generation 2016 Chevrolet Volt's plug-in hybrid powertrain. Both the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid (without a plug) and the 2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid feature powertrains based on the newest iteration of the Voltec hardware. Now GM is launching a fourth model that appears to have a. General Motors Beijing Auto Show

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Chevrolet to offer small number of 2016 Silverados pickups with e-Assist mild-hybrid technology; 13% better city cycle fuel economy

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Chevrolet will offer a small number—initially approximately 500 through California dealers—MY 2016 Silverado pickup trucks equipped with eAssist mild-hybrid technology. The new mild-hybrid electrical system leverages many of the technologies and components from Chevrolet’s lineup of electrified vehicles, including battery cells from the Malibu Hybrid and software controls developed for the Volt. Hybrids

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GM building new center for next-generation battery cell technology

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As director of Battery Systems and Electrification, Wallace led the team that designed and released GM’s advanced automotive battery systems in the Chevrolet Volt 1, Volt 2, Malibu Hybrid and Bolt EV.

GM Confirms Return Of Mild Hybrid Models In 2011

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With the demise of Saturn, GM was left with only one model featuring its mild hybrid system, the 2009 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid sedan, but sadly even that green vehicle was dropped from the automaker's lineup this year. GM is planning to bring back its mild hybrid models, however, and according to the automaker's executive director of hybrid and

GM Resurrects Mild Hybrid System For 2012 Buick LaCrosse

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As we first reported more than a year ago, a beefier version of GM’s mild hybrid system, the kind that was on the previous Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid, is coming next year. Set to debut on the 2012 Buick LaCrosse, GM’s new “eAssist” mild hybrid system is said to improve fuel economy by as much as 25 percent.

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Shanghai-GM Ending Production of Hybrid Buick

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Shanghai-GM will end production of its mild hybrid Buick LaCrosse Eco-Hybrid, introduced in 2008. The Buick hybrid shares the same first-generation mild hybrid system used in the Malibu hybrid (now also suspended, earlier post ). Thus, GM now will be manufacturing no new first-generation mild hybrids, although it will be fulfilling orders from its inventory levels. The second generation mild hybrid system is slated to debut in 2011.

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Chevrolet and GMC expand alternative fuel fleet offerings; expanded CNG/LPG lineup

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The expanded lineup brings GM Fleet’s portfolio of alternative fuel, hybrid and EVs to more than a dozen trucks, cars and crossovers. Electric Vehicles and Hybrids. Bolt EV Volt Malibu Hybrid. Chevrolet and GMC are partnering with Power Solutions International, Inc. ( PSI ) to introduce heavy-duty pickups and full-size vans powered by 6.0-liter V-8 compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG)-capable engines starting in the first quarter of 2017.

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US Hybrid Sales in February Drop 29%; Lower Decline Than General LDV Market

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Reported sales of hybrids. Reported sales of light-duty hybrids in the US dropped 29% by volume in February year-on-year to 16,020 units. The decline in hybrids was less than the 41% decline in the overall light-duty vehicle market for the month. New hybrid sales represented 2.3% In February 2008, hybrids held 1.9% Camry Hybrid sold 2,080 units, down 49.5% Sales of the non-hybrid Camry dropped 39.8% Sales of the non-hybrid Highlander dropped 54.1%

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US Hybrid Sales Down 45.5% in April

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Monthly US sales of hybrids. Reported sales of hybrids in the US reported by Toyota, Honda, Ford, GM and Nissan dropped 45.5% year-on-year in April to 21,735, despite full month sales for the new Honda Insight and the Ford Fusion and Milan hybrids. The reported sales represented a 2.65% hybrid new vehicle market share (based on Autodata’s total LDV sales figure)—the highest monthly new vehicle share for hybrids so far this year, but below the 3.2%

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US Hybrid Sales in March 2009 Down 44% Year-on-Year; Monthly New Vehicle Market Share of 2.5%

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Reported US sales of hybrids. US sales of hybrids in March 2009 as reported by the automakers dropped 44% by volume year-on-year to 21,433 units; that performance was worse than the total light duty vehicle market, which posted a 36.8% new vehicle market share for hybrids in March—down from 2.82% in March 2008, but the highest mark so far in 2009. US hybrids monthly new vehicle market share. Camry Hybrid posted 2,554 units, down 63.1%

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Reported US Sales of Hybrids Drop 31.2% in January; 2.3% New Vehicle Market Share

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Monthly reported sales of hybrids in the US. Reported sales of hybrids in the US in January dropped 32.2% Hybrids took a 2.34% share of the new vehicle market for the month. Monthly new vehicle market share for hybrids in the US. Camry Hybrid sold 1,141 units, a 69.6% The Highlander Hybrid posted 984 units, a 54.1% Hybrids as a component of brand sales, January 2009. Honda sold 1,076 units of the Civic Hybrid, a 38.3% of all Malibu sales.

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Is it time up for green car brands?

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In addition, General Motors’ nearest thing to a green brand - Saturn, the brand under which it put out its first hybrids - is falling victim to the company’s restructuring following the global economic crisis. Tom Stephens, vice-chairman of GM’s global product development, moved quickly to reassure customers that the hybrid technologies would still be used albeit under a different brand.

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More information on hybrid sales slump

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Yesterday we told you how hybrid sales continued their downward trend in the US. Overall, reported sales of hybrids dropped 45.5 per cent year-on-year to 21,735 even though it incorporated a full month’s sales for new vehicles such as the Honda Insight, as well as the Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan Hybrids. Meanwhile, the Ford Escape and Mariner hybrids saw sales drop by 40.5 Meanwhile, the Honda Civic Hybrid sold 3,361 units, down 22.3