Stop-start

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Keys, push buttons and first responders

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 14, 2014
I have had concerns about push-button, fob and stop-start systems for some time now.... Read More »

 

2013 L.A. AUTO SHOW

Ford preps 'aggressive' roll out of start-stop

8:35 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2013
Ford, aiming to become a leader in fuel economy, plans to expand its start-stop feature to all of its major volume vehicle programs. Ford executives made the announcement as the automaker introduced an Edge Concept crossover equipped with the feature on Wednesday.... Read More »

 

MARK RECHTIN

Why this BMW's stop-start is a non-starter

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28, 2013
Stop-start systems have been praised as a quick way to boost fuel economy. But if the stop-start activation is balky or uncomfortable, the customer isn't going to care how much fuel it saves.... Read More »

 

Lag time at lights makes stop-start a nonstarter for redesigned Honda Fit

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 23, 2013
When the redesigned Honda Fit arrives in U.S. showrooms in the middle of next year, it won't have an engine stop-start system. One reason is that cars with stop-start can be a drag to drive.... Read More »

 

In '14 Malibu, eAssist value questionable

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 7, 2013
The Chevrolet Malibu Eco, which uses General Motors' eAssist mild-hybrid system to boost fuel efficiency, is about to become a tough sell.... Read More »

 

Japan's nonstop search for best stop-start system

June 7, 2013 06:01 CET
Suppliers and carmakers are trying out competing energy-storage systems to power the fuel-saving engine stop-start systems that are increasingly common on vehicles.... Read More »

 

Japan's nonstop search for best stop-start system

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 3, 2013
Suppliers and carmakers are trying out competing energy-storage systems to power the fuel-saving engine stop-start systems that are increasingly common on vehicles.... Read More »

 

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