According to TreeHugger, ” a Ford representative is saying that they are “going to be aggressive rolling [stop-start] out”. As we have seen previously, such innovation enable cars to stop automatically their engines when not moving.
Such a simple system could cut the oil consumption by ten percent for urban driving while only costing around $300 or 300€. The payback period for drivers would be a bit more than a year, making it a very profitable investment.
In a time of peak oil, climate change and raising air pollution concerns, start-stop systems should be mandatory on ALL cars of ALL brands everywhere. Let’s hope this will happen soon.