Valeo wins 2008 Automechanika Innovation Award for StARS Micro-Hybrid system
Currently found in the Citroën C2 and C3, the Mercedes A and B class and the smart mhd, the StARS is a mild hybrid system that shuts off the engine at stops and starts it back once the gas pedal is pressed or the first gear is engaged. The result are noticeable gas savings in city traffic, where stop and go kicks in more frequently. The good news - and the reason why Valeo got this award - is that StARS can now be purchased aftermarket and retrofitted for existing cars.
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