The General Idling Impact Calculator
Calculate the impact of idling in your community, province/territory, and beyond!
Surveys show many Canadians idle on average 6-8 minutes per day. This interactive calculator will help you determine how much fuel, GHG emissions and money you will save by cutting back on vehicle idling. The final idling results for each community are based on the average cost of fuel per litre (either user-provided or the default value), and the average engine size of all light-duty vehicles in each community (Source: DesRosier Automotive Consultants, 2004).
Simply select the level of information you require and the number of minutes per day that you think is reasonable for motorists to avoid idling. The calculator shows you the potential emissions, fuel reduction, and dollar savings that you can achieve!