Electric Vehicles

Two EVs, Mild Hybrid Discontinued for 2015

July 24, 2014

Photo of 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco courtesy of GM.
Photo of 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco courtesy of GM.

The list of models that have been discontinued for the 2015 model year includes two battery-electric models and General Motors' Chevrolet Impala ECO eAssist mild hybrid sedan.

The Impala ECO is a BAS (belted alternator starter) hybrid that uses an electric motor to contribute power to the internal combustion engine's crankshaft with a serpentine belt. The similar Chevrolet Malibu ECO eAssist was discontinued for the 2014 model year.

The Car Connection published a list of models that won't make it to 2015. The list also includes the Acura TL and TLX sedans, which are being replaced by the TLX sedan; Honda's Fit EV; Nissan's Cube, and Murano CrossCabriolet, and Maxima; Toyota's RAV EV and FJ Cruiser; the Scion xD; and the Lexus IS C and IS F.

Cadillac is canceling the CTS-V sedan and wagon, which will be replaced by the new CTS. Chrysler is ending production of the 200 convertible.

To view the full list of models, view the Car Connection's video below:

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