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This is available in Europe and Japan on some non-hybrid models (including all shapes and sizes of car from Bentleys to Fiat 500s), with the engine stop/start function linked to the clutch and gearstick operation in manual transmissions, so there is no need to manually stop/start the engine. The driver can override the engine stop/start by keeping the clutch ...


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The starter is probably one of the most robust and durable parts on any car and usually has no problem starting the car regularly. Although they are known to wear out from time to time it's usually a pretty easy fix and new ones can be found from china for dirt cheap if it does end up needing to be replaced. Also it takes about 10-30 seconds of idling to use ...


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Hybrid cars already do that Heck, golf carts have done that for over 40 years. Gas golf carts would start when you pressed the gas pedal. The only difference is hybrid cars are using the fairly large, direct-drive traction generator to spin the engine, electronically reversing it to make it a motor, with this reversal being done by large semiconductor ...


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