Up to 55 percent of new vehicles will have start/stop technology in 2016, Autoguide.com reports. The technology, which shuts the car’s engine off while at rest and turns it back on when the gas pedal is pressed, saves 5 to 12 percent of emissions in conventional gasoline-powered vehicles, according to the news source.
The start/stop technology is expected to spread as automakers seek ways to make their vehicles more fuel-efficient to keep up with increasing federal demands. The federal government has mandated that all cars must have an average fuel economy of 36.1 miles per gallon by 2016, and have recently proposed an even higher number of 56 miles per gallon by 2025, according to the Detroit Free Press.
U.S. auto parts suppliers said that nearly 25 million vehicles will be built with the advanced batteries that allow start/stop in 2016, while this year only 7 million vehicles are built with these capabilities, Autoguide.com reports.
People with bad credit can finance a car with this technology using a bad credit auto loan.