Ford to add Auto Start-Stop tech to non-hybrids soon

By on January 3, 2011
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Will improve fuel efficiency by upto 4 percent.


Ford announced that it will incorporate its Auto Start-Stop technology to all of its non-hybrid cars by 2012.

The Auto Start-Stop technology, which will be available on both manual and automatic transmission, automatically turns off a car’s engine when it comes to a stop. Ford says the innovative technology can improve fuel economy by upto 4 per cent, and even upto 10 per cent depending on the vehicle size and usage.

The Auto Start-Stop will work quiet and seamlessly, restarting the engine the moment a driver’s foot leaves the brakes. A light on the dashboard will alert drivers when the engine is off, while a tachometer will move the needle to a green zone.

“For the driver, Ford Auto Start-Stop provides extra fuel efficiency without inconvenience, as it works completely automatically,” Barb Samardzich, Ford vice president of Powertrain engineering, said in a statement. “And, just like in our hybrid vehicles, the heater and air conditioner work as normal so drivers will not sacrifice comfort.”

Auto Start-Stop will be added to the Ford Escape Hybrid, Fusion Hybrid and Lincoln MKZ Hybrid in 2011.


Mufaddal Fakhruddin is the Editor for IGN ME and thinks writing in third person about himself in an about me section is weird.

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