What does the Buick LaCrosse eAssist System do?
When it comes to comfort and convenience features, the Buick LaCrosse is a well-established leader in the luxury sedan realm. Did you know that the LaCrosse also takes a top spot in terms of fuel-saving technology as well? The eAssist system is a multi-component suite of technologies and features that help you to seamlessly maximize fuel economy on every journey. What does the Buick LaCrosse eAssist system do? We’ll give you a breakdown of the components and let you know how you can get behind the wheel of a LaCrosse yourself to try it out.
Regenerative braking: One of the driving forces behind eAssist is the regenerative braking system. As you come to a stop after braking, the forward energy gets converted to help recharge the lithium-ion battery in the LaCrosse’s hybrid system. In many hybrid vehicles, battery charge is supplied by the engine alone, so this process helps save on fuel by providing energy that would otherwise go to waste.
Stop-start technology: Idling is one of the biggest fuel-sucks of all time, so getting stuck in traffic can make you feel like you’re just throwing money away — and the very cash that’s supposed to get you from place to place is being spent while you sit there, already frustrated by the time being wasted. While the Buick LaCrosse can’t completely eliminate traffic jams (we wish), what it can do is save you from wasting fuel dollars while stopped via stop-start technology. Simply put, your engine automatically turns off while you’re at a complete stop and turns back on when you hit the gas. And it’s so seamless you probably won’t even notice it’s happening.
What you can do to save even more gas: If you really want to make the most of the system and achieve great fuel economy numbers like the LaCrosse’s 25 city/36 hwy mpg, make sure your driving habits are in line with the recommendations for conserving fuel.
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