Save fuel just by driving normally,with Honda’s Idling Stop System

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What is the Idling Stop System?

Normally, once you start an engine, it continues to consume fuel until you switch it off. In other words, it burns gas unnecessarily at traffic lights and other brief stops.

The Idling Stop System automatically switches the engine off at traffic lights and other brief stops, eliminating wasteful fuel consumption.

When the Idling Stop System is switched on, it automatically turns the engine off and on for you when you stop and start up. This results in a fuel saving of approximately 7%, compared to when the system is not in operation
(according to Honda testing using ECE R40 mode).

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What is ECE R40 mode?

ECE R40 mode is a driving pattern widely adopted for exhaust emission testing around the world. During testing, the vehicle is accelerated to predetermined speeds, decelerated, and stopped within a specified time frame; this pattern is repeated several times, then researchers calculate the amount of fuel consumed.


All the rider needs to do is drive normally

This is the Idling Stop System switch.

All you need to do is switch to Idling Stop mode.
The engine automatically turns off at traffic signals and other brief stops1. When you’re ready to go, just turn the throttle grip and it starts up again instantly.

1 Engine coolant temperature must be over 60˚C for system to operate.

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The AC generator-equipped Idling Stop System features quiet starts

Honda developed an ACG (AC generator) starter-type Idling Stop System for the PCX—a first for a 125cc-class motorcycle and scooter*—in order to deliver comfortable operation even as Idling Stop is put to work frequently in city driving.

*According to Honda survey

In the Idling Stop System, the engine is started via the same AC generator used to generate electricity and charge the battery while riding. This eliminates the need for a conventional starter motor, thus there are no reduction gears and gear meshing noises – just smooth, quiet starts.

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