Opel, a subsidiary of General Motors Corporation (NYSE: GM), has added a fuel-saving feature named Start/Stop
technology for two of its models.
function makes no additional demand on the driver and, working in conjunction with the smart's automated manual transmission, is seamless thanks to a belt-driven starter generator that replaces the conventional starter and alternator.
GREEN - the smart fortwo gets an automatic start/stop
According to TheGreenCarWebsite.co.uk editor Faye Sunderland, 'The C30 1.6D DRIVe with Start/Stop
technology is genuinely a fantastic addition to the 'green scene' this year.
Mazda Motor Corporation (Mazda) (TYO: 7261), a Japan-based automaker, has added its start/stop
system in the new Mazda3 Sport.
The intelligent Start/Stop
function allows the engine to switch off when the driver puts the gear lever into neutral and releases the clutch - the next time the driver presses the clutch, the engine starts up again.
function in the new model is smarter than most previous systems and can distinguish between different traffic situations and even includes predictive starting.
By choosing the 2.0CDTi 170PS diesel engine with start/stop
manual transmission, the Zafira Tourer offers customers a combined fuel consumption of between 57.7mpg and 54.3mpg.
Tata Motors Limited (NYSE: TTM), an India-based automaker, has received a patent for a unique auto start/stop
This CE-compliant product has 150% over-range protection and programmable start/stop
times and sample rates.
functionality as standard, the 90PS version gives the Adam fuel consumption as low as 62mpg with CO?