Ford Auto Start-Stop Tech To Hit Normal Cars And SUVs In 2012

Posted: Dec 28 2010, 9:40am CST | by , in News | Cars & Vehicles

Ford Auto Start-Stop Tech to Hit Normal Cars and SUVs in 2012
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All in the name of fuel efficiency

I mentioned yesterday that Ford will be on hand at the CES 2011 show and will be showing off tech for some of its cars and other items. One of the things that Ford is sure to be talking about a the show is the announcement that was made this week that starting in 2012 Ford will bring its Auto Start-Stop tech to conventional cars.

When I started testing cars, the Start-Stop feature of Hybrids was one of the strangest things for me to get used to. The feature turns the engine off when you stop at a light to save fuel and reduce emissions. When you step on the gas pedal, the motor will fire up automatically. According to Ford, the Start-Stop feature will save between 4% and 10% on fuel use.

The thing that I didn’t like about Start-Stop on the Lexus Hybrids I used was that the motor lagged a bit before it started back up. Perhaps the Ford system will fare better than the Lexus and Toyota system I have used with Start-Stop tech built-in. Ford is really pulling out all of the stops to get the best fuel efficiency possible. I wonder if this tech will come to performance cars like the Mustang.

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