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Have you ever walked by a parked police cruiser and wondered why the engine is idling? Turns out, the electrical equipment in police cruisers require so much power that they will run a standard car battery dead in less than 15 minutes if the engine isn’t running. Energy Xtreme, a mobile power company out of Austin, TX has addressed this issued with their Independence Package. The Independence Package is a power management system run by a battery pack in the trunk. It allows for the electrical equipment in police cruisers to operate without the engine running.

This anti-idling technology saves money and CO2 emissions. Energy Xtreme reports that for every hour of engine idling 1 gallon of gas is burned, 20 lbs. of CO2 are emitted and 35 miles of wear is placed on the engine. Their package is easy to install and pays for itself in less than 2 years. Major police departments all over the US and Canada have already added this technology to their fleets. An interview with Energy Xtreme CEO, Devin Scott will be posted later this week. In the meantime, you can check out the product at