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Eco Active Driver Programme

Jun 07, 2021

Free training to help businesses reduce fuel consumption

Businesses are invited to sign their employees up for a free training programme that will change the way they drive in order to reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions.

The Eco Driving programme will be delivered by 4Group, with a limited number of sessions available through the summer. The first available session will be on Monday 14 June and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

One-to-one training will be available for up to five members of staff within a business, as well as data analysis of a business’ fuel performance with estimated potential financial savings.

The programme was trialed in 2016, which resulted in drivers seeing a 13.5% improvement in miles per gallon (MPG). This means the drivers would be able to drive more miles on the same amount of fuel compared to before the training.

The programme, which comes under the Sustainable Transport Strong Start Plan, is designed to teach drivers how to improve their MPG by up to 15%, reduce carbon emissions, lower the risk of vehicle accidents and reduce vehicle deterioration.

Minister for Infrastructure, Deputy Kevin Lewis, said: “I am pleased that this training will benefit businesses that use cars for their line of work. In 2018, just under half of Jersey’s greenhouse gases came from transport, so by reducing emissions in this sector, we will be able to improve our response to the Climate Emergency.

“Businesses will also consequently benefit from spending less money on fuel, which I am sure will be a welcome improvement. I encourage eligible businesses to make use of this free training in order to see financial and environmental benefits.”

To find out more information on the Eco Driver Training Programme, or to sign up visit Apply for Eco driving training.

Government of Jersey News Release.

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