The future of electric cars that can drive themselves is getting closer and closer each year. One big indication is GM’s commitment to roll out 22 new electric vehicles by the end of 2023. According to Duncan Aldred, vice president of sales and marketing for Buick and GMC, “Buick will play a huge part.”
This is exciting news. The GM electric lineup currently includes the Volt plug-in hybrid and the Bolt EV. As for Buick, it currently sells electric and hybrid models in the Chinese market, where the brand is extremely popular. These include the Velite5 and the LaCrosse hybrid. We may soon get to see these electric Buick models in the U.S.
While you might think that adding electrification to the Buick lineup would compromise its premium features, Aldred insists that GM is working hard on new battery technology that won’t require any sacrifices on features.
Another indication of a Buick electric future is the addition of the eAssist propulsion system to the new LaCrosse lineup, which is available now at Trent Buick GMC. This system combines a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with an electric motor to deliver a more spirited driving experience. Furthermore, this combination offers a 19% increase in fuel efficiency when compared to the previous V6 engine option.
The future looks bright for Buick, and if you would like to learn more about it, visit Trent Buick GMC.