Why in the world has this “stop start” technology only been used widely in Europe? Is it because they have stricter fuel efficiency standards?



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    I think the article you linked mentions one of the most significant reasons: consumer acceptance. It is hard to get used to an engine suddenly cutting out.

    Additionally, American automotive engineers have a history of being slow to make significant design changes, possibly because they fear unproven technology. I have noticed this in other industries, particularly the mobile electronics industry. European companies typically are much quicker to embrace newer technologies than American companies.

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