Stop/Start hybrids are not true hybrids since electricity from
the battery is not used to propel the vehicle. However, the Stop/Start
feature is an important, energy-saving building block used in hybrid
Stop/Start technology conserves energy by shutting off the gasoline
engine when the vehicle is at rest, such as at a traffic light,
and automatically re-starting it when the driver pushes the gas
pedal to go forward.