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Old 01-06-2013, 06:04 AM   #56
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Originally Posted by swansong View Post
The reason we don't see more start/stop tech in the US is the EPA (go figure..). Basically, the feature doesn't help EPA MPG ratings, which consumers rely far too heavily on to compare efficiency between cars. Without it being a selling point, manufacturers choose not to implement it.


Personally, I would love to see more cars with start/stop.
Ford USA offers start/stop on the new Fusion if equipped with the 1.6 EcoBoost automatic transmission, I think they charge an extra $295.00 for the option.
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