Individual Idling Impact Calculator

Calculate the potential impact that you and your friends would have if you reduced unnecessary vehicle idling.

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 2004 average cost of fuel per litre and average engine size of all light-duty vehicles in each community (Source: DesRosier Automotive Consultants).

Idling Calculator Keychain

Simply indicate the number of drivers that have committed to not idle and the number of minutes per day that you think is reasonable for drivers to avoid idling. The calculator shows you the potential emissions, fuel reduction, and dollar savings that you can achieve!

STEP 1

Please select the desired Province or Territory and click on Update Location button. The page will refresh.

Location Information

STEP 2

Surveys show many Canadians idle on average 6-8 minutes per day. If idling times differ in your community, please select a time ranging from 1 to 10 minutes. This will be used to calculate the impacts of idling.

STEP 3

The average cost of fuel for the selected province is provided. If you would like to use another average fuel cost to calculate the idling impact, please enter it below.

STEP 4

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Select the number of drivers that have committed to reduce their idling by 6 minute(s) a day. This will be used to calculate the total impact of drivers that reduce their idling.

STEP 5

Preferred results for indicating the impact of idling

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