Hybrids

Vue Green Line's Value Comes from its Thrift

From the Orlando Sentinel: Let's get this out of the way first: Yes, the sensible, comparatively simple Saturn Vue Green Line is a hybrid, but it does not get the astronomical fuel economy that Toyota Prius drivers crow about. But those of us who don't much care for the Prius' driving characteristics might be willing to sacrifice mileage for some of the Vue Green Line's other attributes, such as interior room and luggage capacity.

On the Road with the Upcoming Vue 2 Mode Hybrid

From ImSaturn.com: A couple of weeks ago, several other engineers and I spent a full day driving some Vue 2 Mode hybrid development vehicles on one of our final development rides throughout southeast Michigan. We had a good mix of city and highway driving during the day.

Charging Stations Under Development for Upcoming Vue and Volt Plug-in Hybrids

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Saturn Vue Green Line Plug-In Hybrid

Close your eyes, if you will, and image the year is 2011. You're in the market for a new car. You work 15 miles from home, and you need vehicle that has enough space to not only haul around your family, but has room leftover for the inevitable weekend trips to Lowes and Home Depot. Gas prices have skyrocketed and are hovering around a record $6.29 per gallon.

Cars.com Picks the Top 10 Hybrids for 2008

Cars.com recently released its list of the top 10 2008 model year hybrid vehicles on the market. The website says it hopes ratings and rankings methodology will help consumers get a clear understanding of these vehicles' fuel-efficiency and price differences compared to their non-hybrid counterparts.

Lutz Hints at Price Points for Both the Two-Mode and Plug-In Hybrid Vues

To date Saturn's hybrid vehicles have been of the "mild" variety, but that's going to change in the next few months as the automaker prepares to launch a second Green Line Vue model with a hybrid system designed to leapfrog its competition.

New Low-Cost GM Hybrid System Previewed in Geneva, Will Debut in North America by 2010

General Motors Chairman and CEO Rick Wagoner

As another key element in its overall global strategy to improve fuel economy and reduce oil consumption and CO2 emissions, General Motors Chairman Rick Wagoner announced yesterday that GM will introduce a second-generation version of the GM Hybrid System with a new, more powerful lithium-ion battery.

Saturn Answers Questions, Hints at Additional 2-Mode Hybrid Powertrain Options in the Future

In a post on the GM FastLane blog, Saturn's director of commmunications, Kyle Johnson, responded to questions posed by visitors who read Jill Lajdziak's blog post on Saturn's hybrid unveilings at the North American Internation Auto Show in early January. Here's a look at some of the questions and answers from Kyle.

Battery Supplier Issue Plauges Saturn, GM Hybrids

TheCarConnection reports that troubled battery maker Cobasys threatens to continue to limit the availability of Saturn and General Motors hybrid vehicles. The 2008 Saturn Vue and Aura Green Line hybrids, as well as the Chevrolet Malibu hybrid, use Cobasys' nickel-metal-hydride batteries. The company is also one GM's key suppliers for its new 2-mode hybrid models.

Saturn Hybrid Update

General Motors Hybrid Vehicle Logo

The availability of Saturn's 2008 hybrid vehicles – or lack thereof – has been a frequently talked about topic in the forum of this website. There's been a wide range of speculation as to when the vehicles would arrive at Saturn stores and in what quantity.

New Vehicle Engineering Organization Established Within GM for Hybrid, Electric Vehicle, and Battery Development

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2009 Vue 2 Mode Green Line Hybrid

In another step aimed at bringing the electrification of vehicles into the mainstream development process more quickly, General Motors has formed a new engineering organization especially dedicated to implementing hybrid and extended- range electric vehicles (E-REV) and advanced battery technology.

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Maryland Owner Gives Her Saturn a Nail Polish Paint Job

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Ben Wojdyla from Jalopnik by way of the Maryland Gazette: Jill Bell noticed a scratched spot in a dent on the hood of her 1993 Saturn and decided to cover it with nail polish before the onset of winter caused it to rust and spread. When it held up to the elements, Jill, an avid quilter, wondered why she couldn't cover the entire car in a quilt inspired paint job of the same stuff.