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Start-stop systems to be offered on all GM vehicles by 2020

Start-stop systems to be offered on all GM vehicles by 2020

General Motors is about to commit to engine start-stop systems in a big way. Start-stop systems—which shut off the engine while a car is stationary to save fuel—are already available on numerous models from multiple manufacturers. But GM reportedly plans to offer start-stop on at least... read more

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A123 Systems manufacturing facility, Livonia, Michigan

A123 Says Start-Stop Batteries A Better Business Than Electric Cars

Ten years ago, startup lithium-ion battery maker A123 Systems was the darling of business media, poised to enter the big leagues of electric cars after successfully selling... read more April 15, 2015 by

Johnson Controls 12-volt lithium titanate battery

12-Volt Lithium-Ion Battery For Advanced Start-Stop Coming In 2018

As fuel-economy rules get stricter, lithium-ion batteries may no longer be limited to electric cars. An increasing number of new cars are now being fitted with engine... read more January 16, 2015 by

BMW turbocharged 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine

Conventional Gasoline Engines A Minority In 2 Years? Not So Fast...

Progress must be coming at a much faster pace than we thought: Conventional gasoline engines will power only a minority of the new cars sold just two years hence, according... read more January 7, 2015 by

2013 Ram 1500  -  engine start-stop system

Start-Stop In U.S.: 7% Now, 57% In 2020, But Drivers 'Resist': Analyst

Start-stop systems have finally started to arrive on U.S. new cars in noticeable numbers. The systems, which simply turn off a car's engine when it's sitting stationary and... read more October 9, 2014 by

2014 Mazda 6 Sport

Will Ultracapacitors Save Start-Stop Systems From Consumer Wrath?

Start-stop systems, which switch off a car's engine while it's stopped to boost fuel efficiency, are now entering the U.S. market in serious numbers. Many European makers... read more September 24, 2014 by

2014 Jeep Cherokee

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... read more June 26, 2014 by

Ford and Samsung's dual battery system

Ford, Samsung's Twin Battery For Braking Regeneration, Stop-Start

Electrification is becoming an increasingly important factor in improving the fuel efficiency of vehicles. Cars like the Toyota Prius hybrid made it mainstream, but there are... read more June 10, 2014 by

2015 Chevrolet Impala

2015 Chevrolet Impala Gets Start-Stop, But Hybrid 'Eco' Gone

New information on updates for 2015 to the Chevrolet Impala full-size sedan range note that a start-stop system will be fitted to the four-cylinder model as standard... read more May 23, 2014 by

2014 Chevrolet Malibu

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... read more December 26, 2013 by

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


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