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Busting the Myth that Vehicle Idling Uses Less Fuel than Restarting the Engine

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Published on Dec 9, 2014

The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources busts the myth that idling your vehicle uses less fuel than stopping and starting the engine. Alternative transportation expert Steve Russell explains how modern engines that use efficient fuel injection use little fuel during start, compared to older carbureted engines. Now, if you idle more than thirty seconds, you are wasting fuel and polluting the air.

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