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Subsidised ecodriving training

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Ecodriving is a driving style that reduces fuel bills, cuts carbon emissions and lowers accident rates. Subsidised training is available for all business drivers. An effective way to see immediate results, ecodriving training delivers average fuel savings of 15% on the day of training and up to 6% in the long term for fleets. More than 85,000 drivers have been trained since 2008.

Learn more about Energy Saving Trust-approved ecodriving training for training providers. We have also produced several model-specific introductory videos for electric vehicles.

Ecodriving training

Ecodriving is about becoming a better driver and adopting a more professional approach, rather than sacrificing performance and enjoyment for efficient driving,

Energy Saving Trust’s subsidised ecodriving training for fleets covers cars and vans, and is provided by training companies in England. The training is based on extensive research into the technical and behavioural aspects of reducing fuel consumption.

Benefits of ecodriving include:

  • reduced fuel consumption and carbon emissions
  • increased MPG by up to 15%
  • reduced risk of vehicle accidents
  • lower risk of vehicle wear and tear
  • opportunities to demonstrate your commitment to the environment

For more information, see our best practice guide on fuel efficient driving techniques for fleets.

Find a training supplier

Subsidised training is available directly from approved training companies and independent trainers. All training is delivered by Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) registered fleet trainers who have attended one of our ecodriving ‘train-the-trainer’ courses. Training for electric and plug-in vehicles is available to third and public sector, and not-for-profit organisations for free. Find a training supplier here.

Last updated: January 22nd, 2021