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OK, even if they don't have an electric car they can at least stop idling!

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by gene, Mar 19, 2020.

  1. gene

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    #1 gene, Mar 19, 2020
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    My 14 year old daughter was able to get her school to do a No Idling Policy meaning parents at after school pick up need to turn off engines! With her first 3 days home from school due to Corona Virus, she put together this website:

    https://www.noidlingproject.com/
     
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    It's well known that asthma problems are worse if you live on a busy street, idling in the school pickup zone creates a similar environment. However, I can see why drivers don't want to stop the engine--it might not start again.
     
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    Good for her! My daughter's school has this policy, and they remind parents of it fairly frequently, and still many people sit there idling. At least the Tesla ratio is rising (our Model S was the first Tesla at the school in 2013, now there are MANY S, X and 3's.
     
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    Whatever happened to kids walking to and from school like I did when I was a kid? I lived for a while in the same neighbourhood I grew up in. The kids now days take a bus.

    My generation made terrible parents.
     
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    Well gasoline vehicles are clean(er) when they are idling and have hot aftertreatment devices.
    Diesels on the other hand are not clean when running idleas aftertreatment devices cool down and
    other processes happen during idling.

    There is a different that must be noted.
    "Don't make things worse" is more important than doing anything.
     

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