It is no secret that fossil fuel-burning vehicles are a big contributor to global warming and bad habits like an leaving an idling car are a part of the problem. This infographic from Sustainable America called 'The Truth About Idling a Vehicle' goes into more detail about how you could save by idling less.
For the good of your bank account and the environment, these stats are definitely worth checking out. Whether you are warming up your car or waiting at the drive-thru, it's shown that 2 minutes spent idling equates to 1 mile of driving. When you consider that the average driver in the United States spends 16 minutes a day idling their car, it certainly adds up. The infographic also goes into how you can save money and fuel by idling less.
This Graph Visually Represents the Harm an Idling Vehicle Can Cause
Alyson Wyers — July 22, 2014 — Autos
References: sustainableamerica.org & holykaw.alltop