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Ashwoods launch stop/start engine retro-fit

Ashwoods Automotive has developed a low-cost retro-fit stop/start engine system that reduces van CO2 emissions and fuel consumption.

Stop/start technology conserves energy by shutting off the diesel engine when the vehicle is at rest, such as at traffic lights and automatically re-starting the engine when the driver pushes the clutch pedal. It can reduce fuel consumption and emissions by 5-10%.

Mark Roberts, managing director at Ashwoods Automotive, said: “Our unique retro-fit system means fleets can substantially reduce their carbon footprint – and save fuel – without having to invest in hundreds of new vans.”

The proprietary Ashwoods Retro-Fit Stop/Start module is suitable for most light commercial vehicles, including panel vans such as the Ford Transit and car-derived vans like the Vauxhall Combo.

For more on van co2 emissions, come to the Fleet News co2 emissions section.

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