IdleRight Targets Emergency Vehicle Idling Challenges

Municipalities across the country spend millions of dollars on fuel to idle vehicles that must keep their emergency lights flashing. The IdleRight Fuel Management System by Havis-Shields monitors a battery’s condition and automatically idles a vehicle only when necessary.

A vehicle idling for six hours at an emergency site typically uses up to four gallons of gas. Equipped with the IdleRight system, the same vehicle uses less than a quarter-gallon of gas without jeopardizing the battery charge needed for start-up, according to the manufacturer.

IdleRight exceeds anti-idling regulations in most states and works with gas and diesel engines. The company reports that the system decreases exhaust emissions, reduces engine wear and provides substantial fuel savings. Some vehicles require an interface kit to enable communication between the vehicle and the control module.

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