Idle reduction – using technologies or practices to minimize the amount of time vehicle operators idle their engines – is the core concept of all Stealth Power products.
To gain some perspective on why idle reduction is important, just look over the following statistics.
- Idling vehicles use billions of gallons of fossil fuel and release tons of greenhouse gases each year. Idle reduction is an essential way to conserve petroleum and prevent emissions.
- In the U.S., medium-duty trucks alone use about 2.5 billion gallons of fuel every year – or 6.7% of the total fuel they consume – just to idle.
- For each hour it idles, an ambulance burns about 1.5 gallons of fuel, and puts 35-50 miles’ worth of wear-and tear on the engine.
- For a typical ambulance, oil and diesel particle-clogged filters are changed every 2-6 weeks, at a cost of about $200 per vehicle, or over $5,000 annually for basic maintenance.
Stealth Power’s idle-reduction technology offers many benefits, including substantial savings on fuel and maintenance, significant extension of vehicle life, and dramatic decreases in polluting emissions for improved health and global sustainability.
Stealth Power’s Automatic Idle Reduction Systems in Action