Idle Reduction Testing Reports
Following is a list of idle reduction reports. For more information about idle reduction projects, visit the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Fleet Test and Evaluation Web site.
- Heavy-Duty Truck Idle Reduction Technology Demonstrations - 2006 Status Report
- Caterpillar MorElectric Technology
- Schneider National Cab Heating and Cooling
- Espar Combined Heating and Cooling
Diesel Engine Idling Test
In support of the Department of Energy's Vehicle Technologies Office goal to minimize diesel engine idling and reduce the consumption of millions of gallons of diesel fuel consumed during heavy vehicle idling periods, the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) conducted tests to characterize diesel engine wear rates during extended periods of engine idling. Two INL fleet buses (Detroit Diesel Series 50 engines) were idled for 1,000 hours each. Engine wear metals were characterized from weekly oil analysis samples and destructive filter analyses. To learn more about this project, see the report below.