Cumulative investment made by stakeholders in sustainable energy: 1185 kEuro (395 kEuro/year).
Energy savings: 7880 MWh/year.
Reductions of greenhouse gas emissions: 2339 t CO2e/year.
It is estimated that reductions in fuel consumption of around 15% can be achieved, compared to conventional driving.
In 2011, 1700 people were formed in efficient driving, of which 460 were in commercial vehicles, buses and trucks.
The courses raise awareness on the importance of efficient driving. These people are expected to become, in turn, disseminators of the acquired knowledge by extending the efficient driving to a greater part of the population.
The objective of the organization of Eco-Driving courses is to push forward a new style for vehicle driving, obtaining reductions in fuel consumption up to 15% compared to conventional driving and to increase the awareness about the importance of saving energy, by making a good campaign of advertising and imparting the courses among the greatest possible number of people.
Efficient driving has several advantages: less stress and greater comfort for the driver, lower risk and severity of accidents, cost savings because of the lower fuel consumption, lower costs of maintenance and longer life of the vehicle, reduction of environmental pollution and noise, reduction of CO2 emissions and energy savings at national level (balance of payments and external dependency).
To carry out this action a good campaign of advertising has been produced and the courses have been imparted among the greatest possible number of people.
The fuel saving is saving money, and it is a factor of motivation for companies and people in general.
The action is part of the IDAE-EVE agreement on energy efficiency in transport within the Action Plan of 2011. Local councils are responsible for offering courses and the National Association of Driving Schools-CNAE which will be responsible for providing them, although the funding will be from EVE. Courses are organized for different profiles: citizens, administrations and service companies, transport fleets, taxi drivers and public transport drivers. Also, training is provided to driving teachers.
Álvaro Pérez de Laborda; email@example.com