How much energy can we save by turning our car off when we are idling in traffic?



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    This is actually not a good process, idling allows for a minimum of fuel consumption while keeping the cylinders in an engine firing – if the engine is turned off, the cylinders stop moving and in this acquire static inertia, which would need to be overcome when the engine was started again. The power requirement for this is generally higher than staying at an idle for a brief time, thus, although it would depend how long you were idling for – it is likely that more energy would actually be consumed by this process. Additionally it would also wear down your battery and starter.

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