EST launches free fleet analysis
The Energy Saving Trust is launching a free fleet analysis aimed at identifying ways to save the £1bn of fuel it claims are wasted by English businesses each year.
Funded by the Department for Transport, the service is being offered to SMEs with between 20 and 100 cars, and will cover topics such as improved vehicle management, driver training, whole-life cost analysis and alternative fuel vehicles, such as hybrid, fully electric and hydrogen fuel cell models.
The Trust is also offering an Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle Review, which will offer information and advice on plug-in vehicles, including the cost and installation process of the infrastructure required to make them work.
Andrew Benfield, Director of Transport at the Energy Saving Trust said: “There are 480,000 English SMEs responsible for 2.4m vehicles on our roads – a small difference here can make huge difference to the environment, but perhaps more importantly for business owners, to the amount spent on fuelling the country’s businesses.
“In fact, something as simple as providing fuel efficiency training for drivers has been shown to cut consumption by 15% straight away. Even if old habits return, a long-term five per cent improvement in fuel economy is still more than possible. When you take that saving across a number of vehicles, no matter the size of your fleet, the savings become even more substantial.”