Argonne National Laboratory

Case Study - Idle Reduction Technologies for Emergency Service Vehicles

TitleCase Study - Idle Reduction Technologies for Emergency Service Vehicles
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2016
Date Published04/08/2016
InstitutionArgonne National Laboratory
CityArgonne, IL USA
Report NumberANL/ESD-16/3
AbstractPublicly released April 8, 2016, this case study explores the use of idle reduction technologies (IRTs) on emergency service vehicles in police, fire, and ambulance applications. Various commercially available IRT systems and approaches can decrease, or ultimately eliminate, engine idling. Fleets will thus save money on fuel, and will also decrease their criteria pollutant emissions, greenhouse gas emissions, and noise. It highlights nine fleets from very different types of organizations that implemented a range of IRT solutions. The interviewed fleets included typical town/county police, fire, and ambulance fleets. Some unique Federal government fleets (fire and border patrol) were also included. This case study was sponsored by the Clean Cities program and developed by Argonne National Laboratory and Energetics Incorporated. The fleets discussed in this case study provided critical assistance with information collection by providing access to staff to discuss their approach, experiences, and other relevant information regarding their IRT selection and use.