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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. The techniques taught are straightforward and 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.

Subsidised training is available directly from approved training companies and independent trainers. All training is delivered by 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.

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 and based on extensive research into the technical and behavioural aspects of reducing fuel consumption. 

Ecodriving training

Benefits of Ecodriving include:

  • reduced fuel consumption and carbon emissions
  • increased MPG by up to 15 per cent
  • 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.


British Gas

After launching a dedicated training programme for young drivers, British Gas have seen a remarkable fall in collision rates, a drop in fuel use and saved millions on repair costs – while improving the safety of its employees and other road users.


Ecodriving is business as usual for Carlsberg. It has also invested in telematics to engage and empower drivers to improve their performance. Between 2011 and 2016, Carlsberg saved over 502,000 litres of fuel and 1,356 tonnes of CO2.

Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare

Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare run over 100 vehicles transporting care equipment and products. Following EST’s review, they invested in driver training and vehicle technology to monitor mileage and driver performance.

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