Saturday, January 4, 2014

Wasting Gasoline

This infographic is very eye-opening.  Growing up I was taught that turning your engine off and back on wasted more energy than letting it idle.  I think that was a rumor started by the oil companies.  (I was told the same thing about turning off the lights in a room.)


Deanna said...

I'd like to see the figures for a Prius. Part of the issue here is that our temperatures are often uncomfortable without heat or air conditioning. Fortunately I don't have to drive much. I tend to be a hermit. Ha!

Cherie said...

Deanna, it would be interesting to see how much energy hybrids use when idling. We have the same issue here, with it either being hot and humid, or cold; no in-between like you get in Southern California. I'm a homebody, too, so don't do a lot of driving. And I'm trying to be more purposeful with the little driving that I do, planning errands, etc. so I can get it all done in one trip.