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Happy Earth Day! What are you doing to cut down on your carbon footprint?
The Auto Start/Stop on select vehicles at our dealership is a great option if you're someone who spends a lot of time driving in the city!
Idle stop-start technology can lower your fuel consumption during city driving by 4 to 10% or more. This saves you money and reduces your impact on the environment.
Stop-start systems lower fuel consumption and exhaust emissions by turning off the engine when the vehicle is idling and during deceleration at low speeds. The system turns off the engine when the vehicle speed drops below about 8 kilometres per hour, and automatically restarts the engine when the driver releases the brakes.
Over 10 years, a vehicle with an idle stop-start system can save you $260 to $1,540 and reduce your carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 610 to 3,540 kg. At the high end, this is equivalent to
• about three quarters of an Olympic-sized swimming pool of CO2
• removing a compact car from Canadian roads for one year.
(information from Government of Canada website > https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/energy/efficiency/transportation/21020)
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