Ford to boost start-stop systems

Ford start-stop systemAccording 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.


Edouard is a sustainability and energy professional committed to bringing our societies to a carbon neutral future. He has been writing on related topics on this very blog since 2007.

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