A new study by Lux Research estimates “stop-start” will be offered on 8 million vehicles sold in the U.S. by 2017.
With significant advances, read why manufacturers are anxious to get on board.
The EPA recently began giving manufacturers credit for offering stop-start and with fuel economy now the single biggest concern for American car buyers you can expect to see it show up in more and more new models over the next few years.
Several studies have indicated that shutting the engine off for as little as 30 seconds will save a measurable amount of gas. But drivers typically avoid that advice, especially if they’re stopped only briefly. Stop-start does it for them. And AAA estimates the technology can improve a vehicle’s fuel economy by as much as 12%.