25 Jul '14, 8pm

Official: AAA finds stop-start could save you $179 a year

AAA's Tests Reveal Real-World Benefits of Automatic Stop-Start Technology Research yields up to seven percent mpg improvement and CO2 reduction ORLANDO, Fla., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New research from AAA shows that automatic stop-start automotive technology delivers a significant fuel economy benefit. Test results indicated that automatic stop-start systems provide a five percent to seven percent improvement in fuel economy and reduction in carbon dioxide emissions compared with tests conducted on the same vehicle with the automatic stop-start system disabled. AAA tested three vehicles equipped with automatic stop-start systems using the EPA's "urban" driving cycle. With the automatic stop-start system engaged, the vehicles delivered improved fuel economy of up to seven percent over tests with the automatic stop-start technology disengaged. Based on these...

Full article: http://green.autoblog.com/2014/07/25/aaa-finds-stop-start...

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