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1st September 2016


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Geoffrey Wake

Research commissioned by the Energy Saving Trust suggests that medium-sized enterprises in England could save £1bn a year it they sent drivers on fuel-efficiency courses and added electric or hybrid vehicles to their fleets.

According to the trust, SMEs in England are responsible for 2.4 million vehicles, but many owners mistakenly believe that driver efficiency training will make little difference and think low-carbon vehicles are impractical due to their short ranges and prohibitive prices.

‘Something as simple as providing fuel-efficiency training for drivers has been shown to cut consumption straight away by 15%,’ said Andrew Benfield, director of transport at trust.

It is offering SMEs free fleet reviews, which will aim to reduce costs and mileage, and maximise fuel efficiency. The reviews can also help firms understand opportunities to introduce into their fleet electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles, said the trust.

To apply, go to bit.ly/2b5Yz1t; email transportadvice@est.org.uk; or call 020 7222 0101.


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