GM, Ford Adopting Stop-Start Technology


- April 27, 2011

Respond­ing to the Euro­pean Union’s CO2 emis­sion reduc­tion leg­is­la­tion and U.S. CAFE fuel econ­o­my tar­gets, major automak­ers around the world are aggres­sive­ly imple­ment­ing “stop-start” idle elim­i­na­tion sys­tems across their main prod­uct lines. Indus­try sources fore­cast that with­in five years stop-start will be stan­dard on 20 mil­lion inter­nal com­bus­tion engine cars per year.