Stop-start Vehicles allow the internal combustion engine to shut-down when the vehicle stops in traffic,
and re-start quickly to launch the vehicle. Fuel is conserved by reducing the time spent idling.
Various technologies including starters, alternators, batteries, and direct injection may be used with
enhanced control strategies to enable the engine stop and restart. These vehicles are not considered
hybrid electric vehicles, because electrical energy is not used to propel the vehicle.
Vehicle Testing Reports
2010 SMART FORTWO
2010 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF DIESEL
2010 MAZDA3 HATCHBACK
Other Information or Reports
- Quantifying the Effects of Idle-Stop Systems on Fuel Economy in Light-Duty Passenger Vehicles Report - December 1012