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Chrysler To Fit Start-Stop As Standard On Certain 2015 Models

Chrysler To Fit Start-Stop As Standard On Certain 2015 Models

Chrysler is the latest carmaker to add start-stop systems to some of its cars, another step in ongoing efforts to improve their fuel economy. The Michigan automaker, now owned by Italy's Fiat, will offer the system as standard equipment on certain models of the 2015 Chrysler 200 sedan and Jeep... read more

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2014 Ford Fiesta

Ford To Have Start-Stop On 70 Percent Of Vehicles By 2017

Stop-start systems have taken much longer to infiltrate the U.S. market than they have elsewhere, but several manufacturers are finally coming around to the idea of the... read more December 16, 2013 by 


 
Johnson Controls 48-volt lithium-ion micro-hybrid battery

Will Small 48-Volt Lithium-Ion Battery Boost Start-Stop In U.S. Cars?

Better batteries help make cars greener--and not all of them are large lithium-ion packs for plug-in vehicles. Johnson Controls, the world's largest maker of lead-acid... read more November 7, 2013 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Malibu

2014 Chevrolet Malibu Start-Stop System: How It Works (And Why It Has 2 Batteries)

Sometimes, two really is better than one. Many new cars feature engine start-stop systems, but few have a special feature found on the one used for the 2014 Chevrolet Malibu... read more October 10, 2013 by 


 
New Honda Fit Hybrid (Japan-only model)

No Start-Stop For 2015 Honda Fit To Avert Acceleration Lag: Report

The new 2015 Honda Fit will arrive in showrooms next spring--but it won't be fitted with start-stop, according to trade journal Automotive News. Start-stop systems save fuel... read more September 27, 2013 by 


 
2013 Peugeot RCZ R

Nickel-Zinc Replaces 12-Volt Lead-Acid Battery In Peugeot Start-Stop System

Some of the most exciting hybrid technology isn't coming from Japan or the U.S. these days, but France. The PSA group, comprising Peugeot and Citroen, has already attracted... read more July 31, 2013 by  3


 
Controlled Power Technologies' stop-start system

How Often Can Stop-Start Systems Restart An Engine? More Than 1 Million Times

Visit any European city, and you'll be struck by an unfamiliar sound: That of engines, previously silent, re-starting on every green light. A large number of cars in Europe... read more June 19, 2013 by  2


 
2014 Chevrolet Malibu

2014 Chevrolet Malibu Gets Start-Stop As Standard, Revised Interior, Updated Styling

Chevrolet has released details of its latest 2014 Malibu, set to go on sale this fall. Among the changes, the biggest news is that all Malibu models will get stop-start... read more May 31, 2013 by  5


 
2013 Jaguar XJ

Jaguar Joins BMW, Other Luxury Makes, In Adding Start-Stop For Fuel Savings (Video)

It's taken a while for carmakers to begin fitting stop/start systems to U.S. vehicles, such systems' benefits not really advertised to consumers in a car's EPA numbers. In... read more March 12, 2013 by 


 
2014 Kia Forte sedan, launched at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show

2014 Kia Forte: Los Angeles Auto Show Live Photos

Today at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Kia took the wraps off its new compact car, the 2014 Kia Forte. As our live images from the show floor demonstrate, the 2014 Forte is a... read more November 28, 2012 by  2


 
BMW M3 M Performance exhaust

Start-Stop At Highway Speeds? Hella Suggests It's Possible

Good technology, they say, is technology that improves your life without intruding upon it. If that's the case, then the ability of hybrid cars to shut off their engines at... read more October 31, 2012 by  3


 
Mazda i-ELOOP regenerative braking system with capacitor storage

Mazda Improves Fuel-Saving Start-Stop System With Capacitors

Do start-stop systems, which smartly switch off the gasoline (or diesel) engine at stoplights and restart it as soon as you lift off the brake pedal, produce significant... read more November 28, 2011 by  1


 
2012 Kia Rio SX

In 2015, One In Four U.S. Car Engines Will Stop When You Do -- On Purpose

According to a recent study by Pike Research, the fuel-saving technology which will be most prevalent in green cars by 2015 isn’t the current offering of hybrid... read more November 1, 2011 by 


 
2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco

How Does Your New Car Get Better MPG Than Your Old One?

Almost every day we hear of a shiny new car that gets a certain number of miles to the gallon, a number often greater than its predecessor. It sometimes seems like witchcraft... read more September 23, 2011 by  5


 
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Outdated Tests Skew CAFE Gas Mileage Ratings: 48-MPH Freeways?

It's widely accepted in the auto industry that all manufacturers game the test cycles used to establish emissions and gas-mileage ratings. Ask auto engineers about the topic... read more August 15, 2011 by  10


 
2012 Mazda3 SkyActiv 2.0

Fuel-Saving Mazda i-Stop Stalled In U.S. Because Of EPA Tests

Over several years, Mazda's i-Stop engine start-stop feature has helped owners in other markets to save on their fuel budget—and it's helped commuters in some of the... read more August 5, 2011 by  6


 
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