Electric Vehicles

Delaware Installs Electrified Parking Areas for Trucks

May 09, 2012

SMYRNA, DE – The state of Delaware was recently featured on an episode of MotorWeek, which highlighted the state’s truck stop electrification program.

To help eliminate wasteful idling, the state has installed 24 electrified parking areas through a federal grant in partnership with the Delaware Clean Cities coalition. The units allow truckers to shut down their engines completely, providing heating, cooling, and access to cable and the internet.

An estimated 44,000 gallons of diesel fuel is expected to be saved annually, along with a reduction of 500 tons of CO2 emissions.

The episode premiered April 28 on Maryland Public Television's MotorWeek program. Previous segments in the series are now available on the Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (AFDC) Web site. New segments will be posted as they air.

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