How GM, Chevrolet Help Truckers Avoid Idling & Reduce C02 Emissions
Yesterday Chevrolet announced that it would support IdleAir and its technology, which allows truckers to avoid idling during their rest breaks. Such initiatives by General Motors (GM) and other automakers can help the trucking industry reduce its overall carbon emissions. According to Chevy, the IdleAir technology is critical in meeting its goal to reduce 8 million tons of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere.
With Chevrolet’s help, IdleAir can further expand access to its engine-idling alternative. The way it works is that a driver pulls into an IdleAir space and installs a reusable plastic window adapter that accepts a unit connecting his or her cab to a heating and cooling air vent, TV, power outlets, internet and other features within the cab. The driver can then shut down the engine, saving fuel, reducing emissions yet keep power on for a big rig’s amenities. We may complain about trucking, but the industry is not going away anytime soon and is important to logistics and our economy.
Learn more in this video, sent to me by Chevy.
[Image credit: GM]