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2010 SmartCar MHD

front rear
Front View - SmartCar MHD
Rear View - SmartCar MHD

The SmartCar MHD was evaluated in an AVTA effort to evaluate the effects of start stop technology on a conventional vehicle.  Start-stop systems have the ability to automatically shuts down and restart the internal combustion engine in order to reduce the amount of time the vehicle is left idling.

Key Technology

  • 1.0L 3 cylinder gasoline engine
  • 5 speed automatic transmission
  • Standard 12V Battery for stop start capability
  • Engine start-stop function: BAS Valeo system using the 12V battery
  • Engine ON trigger: Brakes


  • Presentation: APRF/AVTA Idle Stop Vehicle Testing (pdf)
  • Testing Summary (pdf)


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November 2012

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