5. Idling Your Car Wastes Gas

5. Idling Your Car Wastes Gas



Modern vehicles only need 30 seconds
to warm up so start it and get going. For every 6 minutes you idle you waste enough gas to drive up to a mile. In fact the average American driver spends 16 minutes a day idling their vehicles unnecessarily (wasting several miles worth of gasoline). 

Related Sustainability 2020 Goal: Pierce County is working to reduce fossil fuel use in our Fleet and Ferry by 20% by 2020. 

Green driving can save you 5-30% on your gasoline bill. To take Pierce County Green Driver training Click Here.

Electric Vehicles don't idle
because they don't have a tailpipe and don't burn gasoline.