Friday, April 15, 2011

Fuel Savings for Municipal Vehicles as Gasoline costs soar

Some of the Municipal vehicles such as police area or public works trucks to have idel running time when the car is parked and engine keeps running to allow all radio, communication and other equipment operative. Exhaust under these conditions affects the air quality and money is lost as we burn fuel every hour of idle time.

Fortunately an innovative retrofit solution is available and we were able to get a demonstration grant from NYSERDA for Wayne county New York. See the local TV coverage on this grant for more information. The link is given below;

http://rochesterhomepage.net/fulltext/?nxd_id=244437

By retrofitting two police cars and one truck the communities will be able to save money and get their investment back in 4- 6 months and continue savings for 5+ years.
The intention is to encourgae the fleets to make the investment and greatly reduce the fuel usage in such applications. School buses would also be good application for this technology.

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At 8:42 PM, Anonymous David Guion said...

And just think of how the money saved on gas could soften the blow of cuts to other parts of the budget!

 
At 7:53 AM, Blogger ram shrivastava said...

Thank you for pointing this out. An engine while idling also suffers wear and tear so less maintenance and longer life of engine are also additional benefits that can provide savings for other necessary municipal functions.
Ram

 

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