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30 Aug, 2013

Stop-Start battery power

Posted by John Day

John Day     In January Johnson Controls announced that its Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) battery technology will power Ford Motor Company’s 2013 Fusion Auto Start-Stop vehicle. Earlier this month the firm said its AGM will also power Chevrolet’s 2014 Malibu, which features Start-Stop (or Stop-Start). Start-Stop systems can improve fuel economy by 5 percent or more because the car’s engine shuts off when … Read More

start-stop systems, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Stop-Start Systems, absorbent glass mat, Chevrolet's 2014 Malibu, 2013 Fusion, Tianjin Automotive Test Center, micro-hybrid cars, PowerGenix, Ford Motor Company, Johnson Controls

14 Aug, 2012

John Day   Stop-start systems are just about standard in Europe, which makes sense considering the price of gas as well as stiff mandates there to reduce CO2 emissions. Stop-start is also quite popular in Japan. In the U.S., it’s stop-start eve, with the feature likely to become widely available in the next year or so. One estimate predicts that more than eight million vehicles in North America will be … Read More

AGM batteries, Exide Edge, absorbent glass mat, Exide Technologies, Stop-Start Systems

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