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  • Start-Stop Technology Finally an Option on Non-Hybrid, Automatic Production Vehicles

    Start-Stop Technology Finally an Option on Non-Hybrid, Automatic Production Vehicles

    by Shane Jones Business 2 Community September 26, 2012 If you’ve never heard of start-stop technology, then you probably haven’t been car shopping in a very long while. You probably haven’t seen very many auto commercials either. This technology gives a vehicle the ability to shut off its engine and then restart it again, with minimal user input from the driver. The main purpose start-stop technology serves is energy conservation. Read more…

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  • Pike Research forecasts 41M stop-start vehicles to be sold annually by 2020

    Pike Research forecasts 41M stop-start vehicles to be sold annually by 2020

    Green Car Congress September 13, 2012 Pike Research forecasts that more than 41 million vehicles with stop-start systems will be sold annually worldwide by 2020‚Äînearly a tenfold increase over 2012 sales. Pikes’s new research report, “Stop-Start Vehicles”, finds that the stop-start technology is most popular in Europe at present, but expects volumes to grow steadily as it spreads to North America and Asia Pacific. Read more…

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  • Study: Drivers willing to pay to improve fuel economy

    Study: Drivers willing to pay to improve fuel economy

    by Alisa Priddle Detroit Free Press September 12, 2012 More Americans are willing to pay up front for fuel savings over time and are adjusting how they drive to make each drop of fuel go further, according to a new survey by market research firm Penn Schoen Berland… Of survey respondents, 25% said if they had $1,000 in discretionary income to spend on energy savings, they would buy a vehicle with hybrid technology. Read more…

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  • Automakers turn to advanced new technologies to boost fuel economy

    Automakers turn to advanced new technologies to boost fuel economy

    by Robert Schoenberger The Plain Dealer September 1, 2012 Since the 1940s, the biggest technical choice car buyers faced was manual or automatic transmission… With tougher fuel-economy rules set for the 2016 model year and a mandate to double fuel economy by 2025, automakers are turning to newer technologies that will be unfamiliar to many. Consumers will have to consider dual-clutch transmissions, continuously variable transmissions and a host of electrified options. Read more and see links to videos on multi-speed [...]

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