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Vehco Eco-Driving Challenge reduced emissions with 1850 tonnes of CO2

In March 2017 , Vehco invited its customers to "Vehco Eco-Driving Challenge 2017”. The competition was a great success where about 50 companies with approximately 7600 drivers and 3 500 vehicles participated. Vehco’s  estimations show reduced CO2-emissions of about 1850 tonnes and a reduction of the fuel consumption by about 700 100 liters of diesel for the companies that competed. For the customers, this also meant reduced fuel costs by approximately 770 K€. Dagab Backa became the European Champion.

Göteborg, Sweden (Feb 23, 2018). Vehco's competition in Eco-Driving, "Vehco Eco-Driving Challenge" is voluntary among Vehco’s customers and it is based on the Vehco Eco-Driving Index . The index is based on six driving parameters that have a great influence on the driving behavior. The driving behavior has improved during the competition. When Vehco analysed the data, the improved behavior proved to deliver major fuel savings . Vehco's estimate shows that the competing companies lowered their total consumption by approx.. 700 100 liters of diesel, resulting in reduced CO2 emissions of approximately 1 850 tonnes and savings of about 770 K€.

 

Vehco Eco-Driving Challenge

To make the competition even more exiting, the 50 competing companies were divided into 6 different classes based on country (SE, NO, FI, DK, DE, FR) and in a class for bus operators in Europe . During the competition Vehco has continuously updated a performance chart on the company's website to keep all stakeholders informed about the leaders. (http://www.vehco.com/en/eco-driving/vehco-eco-driving-challenge)

 Dagab Backa European Champion

Finally, Dagab Backa became the European Champion, winning both the Swedish class, the international class and the class for the best-performing companies in 2017! See the winners in each class in the table below.

Company

Competition class

Dagab Backa

Transport company, Sweden

LAPORTE

Transport company, France

Bacher Touristik GmbH

Bus Operators (EU)

Little Gas

Transport company, Norway

RL Trans

Transport company, Finland

Arla Foods

Transport company, Denmark

Josef Konz GmbH & Co. KG

Transport company, Germany

Great commitment among customers

During the Challenge, the interest from Vehco's customers has grown and people who are working to improve driving behavior and reduced fuel consumption/environmental impact have shown a great commitment for the competition.

 " It was a very good initiative from Vehco and a good competition, and it delivered good results and savings for us. All people in the entire company were very involved and interested. We all learned a lot during the competition. But the work of eco-driving does not stop here, this was just the beginning, but a good start to the work now will continue and be further developed. "

Andreas Lindedahl, Market Manager, RL-TRANS Oy Ab

"Based on the positive reactions from our customers, we have decided to continue with the Vehco Eco-Driving Challenge and further expand the competition. Our goal is now to bring all our Eco-Driving customers into the competition. If we succeed, there are really nice conditions for big savings for the environment and the wallet! "
Anna Stoldt, CMSO, Vehco AB

 Award ceremony

Vehco has invited the winners of the competition to a prize ceremony at its headquarters in Gothenburg on February 23. In conjunction with the ceremony, the different companies will share their experiences with each other and Vehco how they worked to succeed in Eco-Driving.

 After the ceremony Vehco will take the winners to a dinner at a restaurant in Gothenburg. The cost of the trip, dinner and accommodation for two people per winning company is coverd by Vehco.

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