• Excessive idling can actually damage your engine components, including cylinders, spark plugs and exhaust systems. Fuel is only partially combusted when idling as an engine does not operate at peak temperature. This causes fuel residue to build up on cylinder walls that can damage engine components and increase fuel consumption. (from the California Energy Commission).
• There are more than 557,000 Vermont Car and Truck registrations (as of end of 2010). If many Vermont vehicles reduced their idling by five minutes/day, the total CO2 emissions reduction could exceed 50,000 tons/year. (based on calculation from Office of Energy Efficiency – Natural Resources Canada).
Break the idling habit and we all breathe easier.
To learn more, visit: idlefreevt.org