WHEN DRIVING, DON’T LET YOUR CAR ENGINE IDLE NEEDLESSLY (FOR MORE THAN 10 SECONDS AT START-UP OR WHILE WAITING)

2010-02-15

Contrary to popular belief, letting the engine idle for more than 10 seconds consumes more fuel and produces more air pollution than stopping and starting again (source: Office de l’efficacité énergétique, Ressources naturelles Canada).
Every litre of gas consumed produces 2.4 kg of CO2 (source: Environnement Canada).