In 2016, 3CEA managed a pilot transport project, supported by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Irelands Better Energy Communities grant programme
In 2016, 3CEA managed a pilot transport project, supported by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Irelands Better Energy Communities grant programme. There were 12 fleet companies involved in this project, which included the installation of telematics on 326 vehicles across all fleets, and delivery of eco-driving training for the fleet drivers, 371 drivers in total.
The baseline energy consumption of the combined fleet was 96,196,594 kWh along with 28,667,043 km of distance travelled. Measurement and verification of the fleet is carried out every 6-months since the completion in November 2016 and meets IVMVP standards.
A detailed analysis of the results to date (June 2018) shows a 11% savings of energy consumption based on an adjusted baseline fuel consumption of 36,185,583 litres of diesel, equivalent to 1,337,339 litres of avoided fuel usage, 13,599,400 kWh of energy savings and 3,590 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emission reduction. This greatly surpasses the expected energy savings of 5,717,416 kWh.
The increase in fuel efficiency arises from the reduction in over-revving, harsh breaking and engine idling time by drivers, leading to a reduced energy consumption by fleets.