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1.2.4

Pilot test technology to reduce idling in Regional fleet.

greenstatusFinal update (September 2014)
Along with an anti-idling protocol, the Region is now running a Pilot project to test anti-idling technology within the Regional fleet. Various implementation challenges have delayed this initiative at the operational level over the past year, however the anti-idling technology is now installed, and a business case analysis is currently underway with a final report on findings expected in October or November of  2014.

Progress Update (September 2013)

Various implementation challenges have delayed this initiative at the operational level over the past year. Installations are reported as 95% complete, business case analysis to begin in September with a final report on results in late 2013.

Progress Update (January 2013)

A pilot project has been initiated by installing anti-idling devices on eight vehicles and five comparable control vehicles. Preliminary data collection has been limited to date, however initial analysis suggests that improved fuel efficiency of up to 6 per cent could be achieved.

The pilot project is continuing into 2013 and has been expanded to additional vehicles to enhance the data sampling and support the validation process.

Later in 2013, staff will provide an update report upon pilot completion and summarize the potential impact of this technology if it was applied more broadly within the Regional Fleet in terms of potential fuel savings and GHG emission reductions.

Progress Indicators

  • Fuel consumption will be measured before and after the pilot test and compared to equivalent vehicles without the technology to further identify the impact of using the idling reduction technology.

 

greenindicator   Strong progress achieved   2011-2014 Strategic Plan (PDF)
yellowindicator   Moderate progress achieved   2011-2014 Strategic Plan (RTF)
redindicator   Progress needed   2011-2014 Strategic Plan (Flash)