Thursday, October 20, 2011

Jeep Brand Start/Stop Fuel Efficiency Technology

Opt for the uber-cool Turbo Diesel on the Jeep Wrangler and you get some cutting-edge technology for 2012. The new CRD engine comes equipped with Start/Stop technology - the first application of this technology on a Jeep vehicle.

With Stop/Start, the diesel engine is shut off when the vehicle is stopped, the shift gear is in Neutral, and the clutch is released. The engine then restarts automatically when the clutch pedal is depressed. Drivers can deactivate the technology via a button on the dashboard, and an icon displays in the instrument panel to indicate the Stop/Start status.

An upgraded starter and alternator improve durability, and a DC/DC power converter maintains electronic feature functionality while the vehicle is stopped.

Stop/Start technology improves fuel efficiency and reduces CO2 emissions by managing the amount of time the engine runs.

Fuel economy is improved by up to 13-percent, and CO2 emissions are reduced by up to 14-percent.

Love to see this technology come to the states.

Photo courtesy of Autoviva.