Johnson Controls bets big on stop-start systemsJuly 4, 2016
Joe Walicki is betting $780 million that Tesla's high-tech, electric-vehicle battery gigafactory in Nevada does not represent the future of the auto battery business. That's how much Johnson Controls Inc. Walicki, 51, is spending that amount to expand Johnson Controls Inc.'s its global production of absorbent glass mat (AGM) batteries, an improved lead-acid battery optimized for vehicles with stop-start systems.
AutoNews Now: All quiet on Ford's mobility frontJune 13, 2016
GM plans stop-start fleetwide by 2020May 23, 2016
General Motors is going all in on stop-start. By 2020, nearly every GM light vehicle produced globally will have at least one powertrain combination available with the fuel-saving feature, which turns off the engine when the vehicle isn't moving.
Ford to boost F-150 fuel economy with stop-start technologyJan. 21, 2016
Stop-start systems pick up speed in North AmericaAug. 3, 2015
Stop-start systems are starting to take off in North America. By 2020, about 35 percent of vehicles sold in North America will feature stop-start systems, up from 10 percent this year, predicts Navigant Consulting, a Chicago research firm.
Buick adds turbo, touring model, stop-start to 2016 EncoreJuly 20, 2015
Buick will look to keep sales of the Encore small crossover hot with a new top trim level featuring a more powerful engine.The Encore Sport Touring model will go on sale this fall with a new 1.4-liter, four-cylinder turbocharged engine under the hood.