Ford to apply start-stop technology to non-hybrid vehicles in North America in 2012
Green Car Congress
DECEMBER 27, 2010
When Auto Start-Stop debuts in North America, it will be available on gasoline-powered cars and utilities with either a manual or automatic transmission as well as vehicles that use Ford’s patented dual-clutch six-speed automatic transmission. Ford’s patented new Auto Start-Stop system for gasoline engines will improve fuel economy for most drivers by at least 4%. A similar system has been installed on more than 170,000 gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles Ford has sold since 2004.