07 Apr '11, 7pm

Ford Focus ECOnetic Diesel to Get 67 MPG (But Only Available in Europe) : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

Ford Focus ECOnetic Diesel to Get 67 MPG (But Only Available in Europe) : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

- Ford Auto-Start-Stop system automatically shuts down the engine when the vehicle is at idle - at a traffic light, for example - and restarts the engine when the driver wants to move off, saving the fuel wasted while the vehicle is stationary. This can reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by up to 10 per cent in urban driving. Smart Regenerative Charging - Focus ECOnetic features an enhanced new version of this system, which increases the alternator output when the vehicle brakes or decelerates. This converts the kinetic energy of the vehicle into electric energy without having to use additional fuel. The 'free' electric current is used to recharge the battery, so that it can be used by the electrical systems at a later stage. An advanced battery management system continually monitors the charging status so that the regenerative charging feature can charge the batter...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/04/ford-focus-econet...

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