Ecodriving training suppliers can claim a subsidy of £25 (inc VAT) per driver trained in EV or plug-in hybrid vehicles, and £12.50 (inc VAT) per driver trained in conventional vehicles. The training must meet Energy Saving Trust’s requirements (see Appendix 1 and Appendix 2 of the terms and conditions for details).
The subsidy can be claimed for:
For EVs and plug-in hybrids, the minimum training duration is 1.5 hours per driver and the maximum number of drivers is 5 per day. For conventional vehicles, the minimum training duration is 1 hour per driver and the maximum number of drivers is 8 per day.
The subsidy is available to the entity that sells the training to the client. Usually this means the training company, rather than the individual trainer, except when a freelance trainer sells training directly to a client.
Training providers are entirely free to set the prices they charge their customers.
Training suppliers should either:
All training must be delivered by DVSA registered fleet trainers who have attended one of our ecodriving train-the-trainer courses. These courses consist of around two and a half hours of classroom training, plus two hours of on-the-road training. They promote the use of simple, well-proven techniques such as greater anticipation and early gear changes to reduce fuel consumption.
Training suppliers must sign and return a copy of the ecodriving scheme terms and conditions to Energy Saving Trust. Once approved, a training supplier becomes eligible to use the ecodriving scheme logo to promote their ecodriving training.
Participating in the scheme is simple:
As long as your DVSA approved fleet trainers have attended one of our training courses, then you can email us to request an allocation of funding. We will reply to confirm the allocation.
At the end of each month, you submit your invoice and evidence of training, which includes two MPG results per driver.
The key contact at each fleet you train will also need to email Energy Saving Trust a monthly confirmation of how many drivers were trained.
The following materials are available free of charge for approved ecodriving suppliers:
If you’re an approved supplier and don’t already have your log-in and password to use this site please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Produced by the Energy Saving Trust on behalf of the Department for Transport, these ecodriving videos are aimed at ecodriving driving trainers who are instructing others on how to drive electric vehicles. The list of videos will be growing soon, so if your vehicle has not been covered yet you can follow our YouTube account to keep up to date.
Please contact email@example.com for the 2020/21 Terms and Conditions, which are currently being updated.
Energy Saving Trust Ecodriving Terms and Conditions Appendix 1 - Format of Training & Key Messages, Internal Combustion Engine Vehicles
Energy Saving Trust Ecodriving Terms and Conditions Appendix 2 - Format of Training & Key Messages, Electric and Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles
Energy Saving Trust Ecodriving Programme Appendix 3 - Spreadsheet for Recording Training Results, Internal Combustion Engine Vehicles
Energy Saving Trust Ecodriving Programme Appendix 4 - Spreadsheet for Recording Training Results, Electric and Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles
EST Ecodriving Scheme Appendix 5 - GRPR Compliance
EST Ecodriving Scheme Appendix 6 - Client Confirmation Pro Forma Email