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Fleet services

We engage with organisations across a range of sectors, providing expert assessment of fleet vehicles and sustainable business transport processes to help organisations make financial and environmental savings. With funding provided by the Department for Transport our services are provided at no cost to you.

We offer in-depth consultancy and self-service online tools to suit your requirements.

Fleet consultancy

Our fleet consultancy could save your fleet up to £145,000 and 235 tonnes of carbon dioxide every year*.

We offer the following types of consultancy to:

Private sector organisations

1. Green Fleet Reviews - available for SMEs in England with a fleet size of between 20-100 vehicles and for vehicles up to 3.5t. Designed to help you improve the sustainability of your fleet, we will calculate your current carbon footprint and make recommendations enabling you to:   

  • improve your fleet’s fuel and mileage management
  • reduce and control grey fleet usage
  • review car and driver policies and compare against best practise
  • optimise the use of fuel efficient, clean vehicles using whole-life cost analysis
  • affect driver behaviour change

2. ULEV Reviews – available for any company considering using, or expanding use of, ULEVs within their fleet:

  • identify where ULEVs would be operationally feasible in your fleet
  • deliver up-to-date information on the range of makes and models in the ULEV market and suitability of different vehicles
  • assess the costs of the vehicle options using a Whole Life Cost approach; comparing with conventionally fuelled vehicles to develop the business case for ULEV adoption
  • provide support to arrange site surveys and specialist advice on  charging infrastructure installation
  • help to successfully integrate ULEVs in fleet through driver training and engagement.

Public sector organisations

Fleet consultancy support is available for public sector organisations in a number of areas. Organisations can receive either a Green Fleet Review or a ULEV review depending on their needs and objectives.

Our consultancy follows a simple process based on an understanding of your organisation’s needs:

  1. An initial meeting with an Energy Saving Trust transport consultant to understand your needs and objectives, as well as current fleet infrastructure, processes and costs.
  2. We will carry out a full analysis of your fleet’s data and produce our recommendations in an in-depth report.
  3. Your consultant will then present our recommendations to you to allow you to fully discuss these and ask any questions you may have
  4. You may qualify for additional support to help implement any recommendations
  5. Your consultant will follow up with you after 6 and 12 months to review progress and see what additional help and advice they may be able to offer.

To apply for free of charge fleet consultancy funded by DfT, please fill in an application form and email transportadvice@est.org.uk or call 020 7222 0101 and ask to speak to a member of the Transport team.

We are also able to offer various other forms of fleet consultancy on a paid for basis - the downloadable application forms are available at the bottom of the page.

*based on clients between 2013-15. Carbon dioxide savings include other green house gases (CO2e).

 

Self service tools

Our online tools enable you to start understanding the opportunities for cutting carbon emissions and fuel costs, immediately.

Fleet health check

This is quick and simple to complete, and instantly provides you with a tailored report outlining where you can make cost savings in your fleet.

Plug-in advice tool

Discover the opportunities for plug-in vehicles within your fleet. All you need to do is provide some basic details and we’ll send you a tailored report with recommendations.  

 

Case studies

Read about how our consultancy services have helped other organisations improve the sustainability of their fleets. 

  1. Grey fleet

    Birmingham City Council
    The council successfully reduced its costs, carbon emissions and the safety risk exposure of its grey fleet.
     

  2. Fuel efficient driving and mileage management

    Red Bull
    By implementing robust mileage management procedures in order to reduce its carbon footprint, Red Bull made savings of £3,500 per month.
     

  3. Plug-in vehicles

    Fruit 4 London
    The company were able to build a compelling business case to introduce electric vans into their fleet, and make plans to expand their fleet.

    eConnect Cars
    With ambitions to provide a zero emissions private hire car service, eConnect launched their service with a start-up fleet of five electric vehicles. 

    City of York Council
    The council were interested in reducing emissions and worked with the Energy Saving Trust to understand the feasibility for electric vehicles within its fleet.

Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare

Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare runs a fleet of over 100 vehicles based out of service centres across the country, providing service and product support to local hospitals.

Carlsberg

Carlsberg has made incredible progress in promoting ecodriving since Energy Saving Trust first conducted their Green Fleet Review back in 2007.

Next steps

Consultancy for private sector organisations

Download this application form if your organisation within the private sector wishes to receive Fleet Consultancy from the Energy Saving Trust, funded by the Department for Transport (DfT).

Apply now

Consultancy for public sector organisations

Download this application form if your organisation within the public sector wishes to receive Fleet Consultancy from the Energy Saving Trust, funded by the Department for Transport (DfT).

Apply now

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