Fleet operators saved the equivalent of hundreds of pounds per vehicle per year following electronic in-car coaching at an event organised by Vauxhall.
Included as part of Vauxhall’s annual Dynamic Drive event, an eco workshop organised by Lysanda, 130 fleet customers at Silverstone and a further 39 at Knockhill, drove the test route with and without the equipment and recorded substantial improvements in fuel consumption.
The system called Eco-Log sits on a car’s dashboard and displays the optimum rev band for economical driving, depending on the type of vehicle.
Driving Vauxhall Astra and Insignia Ecoflex models the average fuel saving at Silverstone was 6% with the most improved driver saving 13%.
According to its Eco-Log measuring equipment it equates to a saving of £132 per vehicle per year at an annual mileage of 20,000.
Although the event at Knockhill recorded the same average improvement of 6%, the best driver on the day recorded a 15% improvement – equivalent to £370 or 0.8 tonnes of CO2.
Using the Eco-Log equipment, drivers are given audible and visual alarms and warnings against harsh acceleration and braking.
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