Did you know? Vermont’s passenger vehicles idle on a discretionary basis for 9.6 million hours annually, resulting in emissions of 36,500 metric tons of CO2. This translates into nearly 4 million gallons of fuel consumed each year.
IdleBox is a toolkit of print products, templates, presentations, and information resources to assist with idle-reduction projects for fleets with light- and medium-duty vehicles. IdleBox tools can be used to educate and engage policymakers, fleet managers, drivers, and other decision makers about the benefits of reducing idling.
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Idle reduction describes technologies and practices that reduce the amount of time that engines idle unnecessarily. Reducing idling time has many benefits, including reductions in fuel costs, engine wear, emissions, and noise.
Engines idle for a variety of reasons, such as to keep vehicles warm, operate radios, or power equipment. Each year, U.S. passenger cars, light trucks, medium-duty trucks, and heavy-duty vehicles consume more than 6 billion gallons of diesel fuel and gasoline—without even moving. Roughly half of that fuel is wasted by passenger vehicles.
Idling can usually be reduced without compromising driver comfort or vehicle equipment operations. Learn about:
- Heavy-duty truck idle reduction technologies
- Medium-duty truck idle reduction strategies
- Light-duty vehicle idle reduction strategies
- School bus idle reduction strategies
Did you know that restarting your engine uses less fuel than idling for more than 30 seconds? Watch the video below to see this myth be busted.
Check out the Vermont Fleets and Businesses that have implemented idle reduction policies: http://idlefreevt.org/idling-reduction-policies.html