ANALYSIS: The beginning of the end for the starter motor?
The Citroen C3 is first the European production vehicle to offer Stop-Start via a 14-volt belt-driven starter-alternator in a market that is becoming increasingly concerned with CO2 emissions and fuel economy. The beauty of the starter-alternator is that it completely eliminates the need for a starter motor (in smaller vehicles) by virtue of a dual-function alternator-type device.
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