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The Truth About Idling

SUSTAINABLE - A MERICA - THE TRUTH ABOUT- IDLING A VEHICLE HOW TURNING OFF YOUR VEHICLE FOR 10 SECONDS CAN SAVE MILLIONS WHAT IS IDLING? ELECTRIC IGNITION An idling vehicle is one whose engine is running while it is parked or not in use. Today's car ignition systems are now so efficient that restarting an engine uses very little gas. IT IS TIME TO RETHINK IDLING WARMING UP DAMAGING RESTARTING Even in cold weather, engines only need 30 seconds to warm up Turning your car off is better for the engine than leaving it running. 10 seconds of idling wastes more fuel than restarting WHERE IDLING HAPPENS DRIVE-THRUS DRIVEWAYS 2 MINUTES 24 SPENT IDLING BANKS CAR WASHES EQUALS SCHOOLS TRAINS 1 MILE OF DRIVING MALLS BRIDGES THE AVERAGE AMERICAN DRIVER SPENDS OVER 16 MINUTES A DAY IDLING THEIR VEHICLE; CUTTING THAT OUT CAN MEAN BIG SAVINGS ANNUAL SAVINGS BY ELIMINATING 16 MINUTES OF VOLUNTARY IDLING PER DAY ENGINE SIZE GAS SAVED CO2 SAVED MONEY SAVED Co2 32 704 $116 GALLONS LBS OF CO2 4 CYLINDER 1,408 LBS OF C02 64 $233 GALLONS 8 CYLINDER *PRICE BASED ON AVERAGE ESTIMATED GASOLINE PRICE AT $3.65 3.8 MILLION GALLONS OF FUEL IS WASTED BY IDLING IN THE U.S. EVERY DAY THAT IS EQUAL TO 5 OLYMPIC-SIZE SWIMMING 40,000 POOLS FILLED WITH FUEL TONS OF CO2 & $13,444,400 EVERY DAY REDUCING AMERICA'S IDLING COULD SAVE 200,000 BARRELS OF FOREIGN OIL IMPORTS PER DAY SMALL ACTION BIG CHANGE - IT'S YOUR TURN – TURN IT OFF LEARN HOW TO BE IDLE-FREE www.ITURNITOFF.COM SOURCES: www.procarcare.com/icarumba/resourcecent er/encyclopedia/icar_resourcecenter_encycl opedia_ignition.asp www.edf.org/transportation/reports/idling www.consumerenergycenter.org/myths/idling.html www.epa.gov/cleanschoolbus/antiidling.htm www.eia.gov/forecasts/steo/ http://www.thehcf.org/antiidlingprimer.html http://www.eia.gov/tools/faqs/faq.cfm?id=24&t=10 SUSTAINABLE - AMERICA -

The Truth About Idling

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As part of our Turn It Off anti-idling campaign, we created this handy, shareable infographic that explains the facts about idling and why it is a crucial economic, health, and environmental issue. A ...

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