Mazda has developed the unique "i-stop" engine start-stop technology, which prevents engine idling by leveraging the principles of the direct fuel-injection engine. The i-stop system provides a major improvement in fuel economy and fast restarting without sacrificing driving comfort.
i-stop is installed in the all-new Mazda Axela (known overseas as the new Mazda3), and will be widely adopted in future models as a core fuel-economy technology.
Mazda has announced its plan for an approximately 30% improvement in fuel economy (in comparison with the 2008 level) for all its vehicles sold worldwide by 2015. For technologies to contribute to reduced CO2 emissions in all Mazda vehicles, they must be usable in different types of vehicle and have the potential for future development.
The i-stop system is a unique environmental technology developed by Mazda on the basis of these principles. Mazda is establishing i-stop as an important base technology for future improvements in fuel economy.
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