UK firms ‘saved £7.5m on fuel with smarter driving’

Firms in the UK could have saved as much as £7.5million by using ‘smarter’ driving techniques which can slash the cost of fuel by 15%. The Energy Saving Trust made […]

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By Vicky Ellis

Firms in the UK could have saved as much as £7.5million by using ‘smarter’ driving techniques which can slash the cost of fuel by 15%.

The Energy Saving Trust made the claim yesterday as it announced its Government-funded project to train business employees has now had 30,000 people through its doors.

Their research suggests that drivers who complete the course could save the equivalent of 20p per litre which means a motorist who completes 12,000 miles a year could save up to £250 on fuel.

Bob Saynor, Smarter Driving Programme Manager said: “Smarter Driving helps companies to cut down their company fuel spend and makes significant reductions to their carbon emissions and green credentials.”

The firm says it wants to tempt more firms to take up training and has lowered the price of its sessions from £25 to just £15 per driver for bookings of 100 employees or more.