WHAT IS IDLE-FREE?
A vehicle that avoids idling when it is not necessary, like when parked with the engine running and going nowhere. In California, it can be roughly estimated that idling when parked burns 375 million gallons of fuel every year, emitting 3.75 million tons of CO2.
• Save money by burning less fuel
& avoiding needless engine wear
• Improve air quality and health
• Reduce greenhouse gas
emissions that contribute to
• Conserve energy
QUICK TIPS to improve air quality & cut carbon emissions:
• IN SUMMER: When parked and waiting, avoid using smartphones and Internet browsing with the engine
and AC running. Too hot? Go into a building to keep cool.
• IN WINTER: In general, limit warm ups to 30 seconds or less. Fuel-injected engines do not need long
stationary warm ups. Driving gently to moderately is the best way to warm up.
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