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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 per cent on the day of training and up to 6 per cent in the long-term for fleets. Over 25,000 drivers have been trained through the scheme since 2014.

Ecodriving Training

Energy Saving Trust’s subsidised Ecodriving training for fleets is provided by training companies in England and based on extensive research into the technical and behavioural aspects of reducing fuel consumption.  The scheme covers cars and vans.

If you're based in Scotland, you can see details of our related programme.

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.

It worth emphasising that Ecodriving is not about sacrificing performance and enjoyment for the sake of doing the right thing. It is about a more professional approach and becoming a better driver.

As the training promotes road awareness and smooth vehicle handling, it can result in less wear and tear on vehicles and fewer accidents.

For more information, see our best practice guide on fuel efficient driving techniques for fleets.

Find the right training for your organisation

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. 


With a wide variety of training available, you can choose a format that suits your needs. Courses vary in their length and some focus purely on Ecodriving while others incorporate other aspects of safety. Training suppliers also range from large national companies to smaller regional companies and independent trainers.


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. As a result of the Energy Saving Trust’s consultancy, Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare invested in both technology and driver training.


Carlsberg’s environmental policy underlines the importance of sustainability and continuous improvement in every aspect of business operation. Carlsberg has saved 502,549 litres of fuel, £568,687 and 1,346 tonnes of CO2 since 2011.

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