Auto Start-Stop Technology on Ford Vehicles

Auto Start-Stop Technology on Ford Vehicles

Saving on gas money with your vehicle doesn’t always have to mean investing in a hybrid or plug in vehicle. Ford engineers are hard at work making sure that your vehicle is making the most of every drop of gasoline with features like Auto Start-Stop Technology on Ford vehicles. Recently Ford announced that this technology will be standard in all new Ecoboost-equipped F-150 trucks, in addition to several sedan and SUV models. But how does Auto Stop-Start work, and how does it save you money?

How Does Auto Start-Stop Work?

Based on the battery technology Ford has perfected in vehicles like the Ford Fusion Hybrid, an Ecoboost engine equipped with Auto Start-Stop will store up electricity in the battery while driving normally. When it makes common stops, like at a traffic light, instead of idling (which burns gas and also puts unnecessary wear on the engine) the Ecoboost will shut down, leaving lights, radio, and other electric amenities to run off of the advanced battery instead of engine power. When the light changes, the engine will smoothly reactivate as soon as the driver starts to ease off the brake pedal.

This technology can save on gas especially in areas with many traffic lights, and reduces CO2 emissions thanks to minimizing the time each truck or car idles.

For Ford truck owners, the Ecoboost 2016 Ford F-150 pickup has all the advantages of Auto Start-Stop, buy special consideration has been made for the instant power needed when towing or in four-wheel drive mode. During these times of high power-and-torque demands, the Auto Start-Stop function will not activate.

Auto Start-Stop enabled Ecoboost engine on the F-150

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The Ford F-150 has standard Auto Start-Stop on some models

What Ford vehicles have Auto Start-Stop?

Currently, Auto Start-Stop is standard for the 2016 Ford Focus with a 1.0-liter Ecoboost engine, 2016 Ford Fusion equipped with the 1.5-liter Ecoboost, 2016 Ford Edge with the twin-scroll Ecoboost, and the 2.7-liter Ford F-150 Ecoboost. In 2017 this technology will also be standard on the 2017 Ford Escape with either the 1.5-liter or 2.0-liter twin-scroll Ecoboost on the 2017 Ford F-150 (including the F-150 Raptor)with the 2.7-liter, 3.5-liter, and high-output 3.5-liter Ecoboost.

Contact an Akins Ford sales representative to find out more about the Ecoboost options available on our lot near the Mall of Georgia.