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Ford's Auto Start-Stop System to be offered on all models

By SYF77 on 10 Jan 2011

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In a move to improve fuel efficiency across the range, Ford will introduce its new Auto Start Stop system, which is found currently on the Fusion and Escape Hybrids and some Ford cars in Europe, to all models in North America.

The system, which automatically shuts off the engine when the vehicle comes to a stop, is said to offer improvement in fuel consumption as high as 10 percent, depending on vehicle size and usage. With the systemís implementation, tailpipe emissions is reduced to zero when the vehicle is stationary.

"For the driver, Ford Auto Start-Stop provides extra fuel efficiency without inconvenience, as it works completely automatically," said Barb Samardzich, Ford vice president of Powertrain engineering. "And, just like in our hybrid vehicles, the heater, and air conditioner work as normal so drivers will not sacrifice comfort."

The fuel-saving technology is designed to work on both gasoline and diesel engines, and is standard on the ECOnetic models of the European market Ka and Mondeo series. The technology will be available on the new Focus, C-MAX and Grand C-MAX.

The fuel-saving system will eventually be offered in all of Ford's global markets.

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I have been a car fanatic since 1989, when my father was changing our family car then to a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL fitted with a Twin Cam 16 valve engine that was carburetor-fed, a big deal back in those days. The automobile technology and industry fascinates me and I hope to broadcast these interesting developments to everyone out there through this blog.



 
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