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Stop-start feature 'would be welcomed by drivers'

Tue, 29 Apr 2008
Most drivers in Britain would choose to have a stop-start system in their vehicle if it was more widely available, according to a new survey.

Research from car supermarket Motorpoint found that 75 per cent of people would like such a feature - which cuts off the engine when it is not in use in order to save energy - in their cars.

However, drivers in the UK feel that there are not enough cars on the market which offer the system - or at least cheap cars.

This needs to be addressed, commented operations director at Motorpoint, Paul Winfield.

"In these days of increasing fuel prices and demands for lower CO2 emissions, it's surprising that this tried-and-tested technology isn't already more widespread," he said.

Meanwhile, Motorpoint research recently found that 18 million motorists were not in favour of London mayor Ken Livingstone's plan to introduce a 20 mph speed limit for urban areas.ADNFCR-1081-ID-18572843-ADNFCR

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