start-stop system

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

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 its cells to power-tool makers. Then came the Fisker Karma, U.S. government grants, a factory in Michigan, the economic... read more

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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


 
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  0


 
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


 

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