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Not cost effective ,would be my guess! Do look into the hybrid cruze ?
Well, hopefully they'll supplement that with an electric compressor. I've rode in an Accord Hybrid and a Sonata Hybrid, and they shut down the engine and the AC gets a little warmer and the fan speed goes down a bit, but it's still blowing cool air at you. Honestly, that was really about the only thing I found interesting about a hybrid.And the lack of A/C in the summer. :signs015:
Yes, if it's the '13+ Malibu Eco.Doesnt the '13 malibu have start/stop?
I haven't seen belt driven cooling fans on cars for ages and never seen one on a FWD car w/a transverse mounted engine. They use electric cooling fans.It's not just about stopping the engine. The engine drives the accessories belt, which provides air-conditioning, drives the water pump, and keeps your cooling fan spinning. A car converted to start-stop technology would typically need to convert these to run off the battery instead.