• daniel watkins Posted: 6/10/2010 7:56pm PDT

    "This may seem low but when applied in already efficient vehicles like the upcoming 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, fuel consumption will really start to get impressive."
    This part of the article is ridiculous. That hybrid vehicle already shuts off the engine whenever it is not needed, such as when going at a low speed and not much acceleration, and/or if the state-of-charge of the battery is high enough. The engine will always shut off when the car is stopped, unless the battery needs some juice.

  • ConceptVBS Posted: 4/21/2010 5:49pm PDT

    The article is not talking about push button start. Its about Idle-Stop and accelerator start technology. Completely different from what you are saying. Hyundai has that in most of their upper segment vehicles.

  • B-Man Posted: 4/20/2010 9:57am PDT

    Correction to the above post. I meant pushbutton start only on the Kizashi.

  • B-Man Posted: 4/20/2010 9:55am PDT

    Another automaker that is already using it is Suzuki. I test drove one of their Kizashi's and it had Stop/start technology. Weird to use the first time.

  • ge Posted: 4/20/2010 8:18am PDT

    I don't understand why this is not required of all vehicles. Like airbags are required in all vehicles to protect the occupants, Stop/start should be required in all vehicles to protect air quality. Right?!