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Chevrolet Malibu Buyers Appreciate Gas-Saving Stop-Start Tech

Chevrolet Malibu Buyers Appreciate Gas-Saving Stop-Start Tech

Stop-start engine technology is used widely in cars in Europe, but until recently very few automakers have applied it to vehicles sold in the U.S. For the most part, that's because the benefits aren't shown up in EPA testing. But a few automakers are also worried that customers may not be accepting... read more

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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


 
Traffic

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


 
2011 Honda Insight

Half Of 2016 Cars To Have Gas-Saving Start-Stop Systems, Supplier Says

Chances are, you don't own a car with start-stop technology. But you will. For the uninitiated, start-stop is a simple concept: lift your foot from the accelerator and roll... read more June 29, 2011 by  1


 
Barack Obama

Should Detroit Dial Down The Doom & Gloom Over High-Mileage Rules?

We've heard this script before. Some agency of the Federal Government proposes a new rule that will affect the design and performance of cars in some way, sometime in the... read more June 15, 2011 by  14


 
2012 Buick Regal with eAssist

2012 Buick Regal With eAssist: 26 MPG City, 37 MPG Highway Expected

The rumors started last week, and they were largely true: Buick plans to offer a model of its Regal compact sports sedan with the eAssist mild-hybrid system. What we didn't... read more February 7, 2011 by  2


 
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