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    Recharge Wrap-up: Lexus CT 200h is NWAPA's favorite hybrid, 'No Charge to Charge' in LA
    97 Percent Of New Chevy Malibus Have Stop-Start; California Schools Gets EV Buses 1406210160

    The Northwest Automotive Press Association (NWAPA) has given the Lexus CT 200h its Favorite Hybrid title. It named the compact luxury hybrid its favorite of 2014 at its Drive Revolution in Portland (where it also named the new Volkswagen Golf TDI the Northwest Green Car of the Year). According to ...

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    Official: Stop-start standard in four-cylinder 2015 Chevrolet Impala
    But Chevy Discontinuing More Efficient Mild-Hybrid eAssist Model 1400870580

    Chevrolet has announced that it will include stop-start technology as standard in the entry level 2015 Impala. The result is a nearly five-percent improvement in city fuel economy, also known as one mile per gallon, up to 25 mpg, combined. The 3.6-liter V-6 Impala will not feature ...

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    Report: Daimler says stop/start, aero changes worth more on EPA test

    Fuel-reduction credits for glazed windows? Well, Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler maybe be reaching on that one, but the German automaker is making a case that many of its amenities, including its stop-start feature, should be given a little more love from the US Environmental Protection Agency ...

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    Report: 2014 Chevy Malibu hybrid cancelled as four-banger improves fuel efficiency

    D'oh! General Motors will discontinue the 2014 model-year Chevrolet Malibu Eco hybrid because of the improved fuel efficiency of the Chevy Malibu's new four-cylinder engine, Fox News says. The culprit, if you want to call it that, is the new stop-start system that shuts down the four-banger when ...

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    Official: Denso creates li-ion battery designed for stop-start vehicles

    Toyota owns part of the company, but Suzuki gets the battery. That's the gist of Denso's development of a lithium-ion battery pack that is designed especially for cars with fuel-saving stop-start systems. The 5.5-pound battery pack weighs less because it can capture regenerative energy from when ...

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    Official: Audi A7 'coasting' hybrid knows when to be quiet [w/video]

    It looks like Audi is the latest automaker to equip a car with technology that makes humans look plain ol' dumb by comparison. In this case, the German automaker is developing a so-called "coasting" hybrid, which is a variation of the stop-start feature being included in an expanding stable of ...

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    Official: Ford's Auto Stop-Start offers hope to foot-heavy drivers

    Would you be willing to slow down your highway driving if it meant saving money on fuel spending and reducing your emissions? I don't. Ford commissioned a survey through Penn Schoen Berlandalso and found that 64 percent of American drivers are driving less frequently to save on gasoline. As for ...

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    Report: BMW allowing dealers to re-program start/stop

    The start/stop feature in the current BMW 3 Series is, by default, activated every time you get in and start the car. If you don't like it, you can deactivate the feature by pressing a button on the dash; however, the next time you turn the car off and start it again (with the key), the ...

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    Official: Ford prices 2013 Fusion start-stop option at $295

    When the 2013 Ford Fusion goes on sale this fall, it will be the first mid-size family sedan in North America to be offered with start-stop technology. But since not all buyers are open to the idea of having their engines turn off at stop lights to save fuel, Ford will be offering it as optional ...

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    Use of stop-start technology to triple by 2016?

    Johnson Controls says that the number of vehicles equipped with micro-hybrid technology (a.k.a. stop-start or idle-stop) will at least triple within five years as automakers strive to develop vehicles with improved fuel efficiency. Globally, Johnson Controls figures, stop-start tech will be ...

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    EPA still doesn't really get stop-start technology, and that means Americans don't, either

    Stop-start technology has been available on numerous European automobiles for some time, and, according to Hybrid Cars, the fuel-saving tech is projected to be offered on up to 42 percent of vehicles in the U.S. by 2016. However, there are virtually no incentives pushing automakers to equip ...

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    Renault's Energy dCi 130 diesel and why it's so efficient [w/video]

    Renault Energy dCi 130 engine video - Click above to watch video after the jump
    Along with the introduction of its new Energy dCi 130 diesel engine, Renault saw fit to create a pretty snazzy video to show off some of the technology hiding in this new powerplant. The video offers the unusual ...

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    Stop-start technology to reach 10M vehicles by 2015

    We've discussed the virtues of stop-start technology (aka micro hybrid) before and we've even touched on many of the upcoming models that are slated to receive this fuel-saving technology soon, but we never really expected that the stop-start system would become so widespread in application that ...

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    REPORT: Stop-start tech saves fuel, so why can't we get it in the States? Blame the EPA

    Are there any among us that wouldn't prefer a meaningful boost in fuel mileage from our current car or truck, all other things being equal? Sure. And the good news is that there are a couple of easy ways to achieve that laudable goal, starting with adding stop/start technology to the car's ...

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    Audi announces introduction of stop/start technology

    Audi stop/start technology - Click above for a high-res image gallery
    Audi has just announced that it's rolling out a new stop/start system in Europe beginning in the second-quarter of 2009. The first cars to be equipped with the fuel-saving technology will be the A3 with the 1.4 TFSI engine and ...

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    Mazda3 to get stop/start and DSG to reduce fuel consumption

    Click for high-res photos of the 2010 Mazda3
    Two of the most promising green technologies that are currently infiltrating the automotive market are so-called stop/start systems and DSG transmissions. We're happy to report that the new Mazda3 is slated to get both of these eco-friendly features, ...

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    H2Roma: PSA lays out green car future strategy

    Citroën and Peugeot have been putting out small, efficient vehicles for many years. At this weekend's H2Roma, the PSA group will talk about the green vehicles it hopes to bring to market in the future. H2Roma is an annual sustainable mobility and the PSA group's press release announcing its ...

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    Passat BlueMotion 2 now on sale in the UK

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    A month ago, Volkswagen introduced the Passat BlueMotion II, a truly frugal car that gets mileage numbers in the 57 mpg range (U.S.) and emits just 109 g/km of CO2. Now, the not-quite-as-clean Passat BlueMotion 2 is available for orders in the UK. The Passat BlueMotion 2 has ...

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    BMW to begin fitting sixes with stop/start

    Click above for a high-res gallery of the 2009 BMW 3-SeriesBMW's Efficient Dynamics program has prompted the Bavarian automaker to add fuel-saving technologies to its line of vehicles. Most of the changes have been made first to the most fuel efficient models, including the adoption of stop/start ...

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    Sixth-gen VW Golf to get stop/start and BlueMotion badge

    Volkswagen has seen fit to offer stop/start technology on the next generation of its little hatchback, the Golf... or the Rabbit if you happen to live in the United States. To go along with the gasoline and carbon-saving technology, Vee Dub will add a BlueMotion label to all Golfs so-equipped. ...


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