Don’t Be An Idler – Video


This is not the latest video on the net, however as one of the compliance electric car ends its limited-run (no spoiler), it’s pleasant to see that this particular EV is a dating magnet.

Here is the Environmental Media Association’s spot “Don’t be an idler!“, which encourages us to avoid unnecessary idling that adds toxic exhaust into the air.

Time to check how the non-idlers work in practice.

Category: General

7 responses to "Don’t Be An Idler – Video"
  1. Big Solar says:

    Thats a lot of CO2, and just for passenger cars.

  2. Goaterguy says:

    Love her in Under the Dome. Wait, what was this ad about?

  3. David Murray says:

    I had to watch it 3 times to figure out if it was the same guy or a different guy that pulled up in the EV. I think it is the same guy. I guess he decided to make some changes to win over the cute girl.

    1. kdawg says:

      Did his eyes go from brown to blue though?

  4. Anon says:

    Electrons are sexy.

  5. Robert says:

    Starting the engine is the biggest drain on the battery. I wonder how many continuous ‘stop-starts’ of the engine if in city traffic would it take to eventually result in ‘wu-wu-wu-wu–wu–wu—wu—wu—-w’ as your battery flattens?
    Cars equipped with ‘stop-start’ technology have special, and by ‘special’, I mean BLOODY EXPENSIVE batteries.

  6. Steven says:

    Fact: Starting your engine from a standard 12V lead-acid takes little to no energy at all. (compared to the energy needed to propell a vehicle) Somehow it apears it does, but that is just the noise that is preceived as drama. Running the lights for a minute drains more than starting the engine for a second. (crank amps ~ 300A * 1sec = 300Coulombs, lights+radio+cabin fan etc ~ 30A * 60sec = 1800Coulombs

    If you need Watt-hours just multiply with 12Volt divided by 3600.