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The Greener HGV Program is set to reduce 1,000 Irish HGV emissions

*Purpose Save up to € 17,000 for road carriers in 5 years

3 County Energy Agency (3cea) is Corcra Ltd.Launched in partnership with More environmentally friendly HGV program.. With € 1.4 million in funding under the Government Climate Action Fund, the Greener HGV program brings innovative technology to 1,000 truck fleet vehicles across Ireland, reducing carbon emissions for drivers and fleet companies. You can save about 10% on your annual fuel costs. Climate Action Fund is a Project Ireland 2040 investment fund.

3cea pilot project1 Based on an investment of € 2,800 * per vehicle, it has shown the potential for savings of € 17,000 per vehicle over five years. Previous tests saved 1,766.79 tonnes of CO.2It’s the same as removing 866 cars from the road for a year.3 Participating fleet companies have improved fuel economy and significantly reduced energy consumption due to driver overspeed, sudden braking, and reduced engine idling time.

The Greener HGV program runs for two years. 3cea is coordinating subsidies available to Irish truck fleet companies to introduce innovative technology and provide driver efficiency training. The data collected from the newly installed technology, coupled with the development of HGV’s conscious driving culture, will help reduce carbon dioxide emissions and fuel costs for companies. Irish fleet companies can apply for this program in the following ways: Take advantage of 30 percent technical software and hardware grants.

“Under The Greener HGV Program, the transportation sector will drive smarter and adopt new technologies to reduce fuel consumption and emissions from vehicles. The results of the first test case show the obvious benefits and cost savings. In two years with partner Corcra, telematics equipment will be installed in more than 1,000 HGV vehicles. With training to improve technology and driver efficiency, this scheme is expected to achieve significant CO reductions.2 Average fuel savings of 10% for participating fleet companies. “ Paddy Phean, CEO of 3cea, explained.

Smart telematics such as tracking, fuel, remote tachograph download and compliance software, live video cameras, and driver recognition panels are all part of the technology used to provide these sustainable measures.

Robert Steele of Corcra commented on the new program: “We use hardware to collect in real time Data that can record baseline driver and vehicle information.About 6 days latereks, data will be analyzed, professional driver training will be arranged and the driver awareness panel in the cab, which is the driver aid, will be activated.New technology obtained Knowledge from driver training helps drivers achieve more efficient driving and long-term sustainable energy practices.Technology that reduces engine speed can have a significant impact on a vehicle’s fuel consumption and thus its CO.2Emissions. The project received final approval in April and has begun collecting baseline data for approximately 100 HGVs to date.Expected to increase Miles per gallon and reduced fuel costs after professional driver training we offer. ”

A case study conducted by Corcra between January 2017 and September 2020 under the same conditions as the Greener HGV project revealed the following results:2

  • MPG (miles per gallon) – improved from 7.75mpg to 8.95mpg
  • Performance / 15.4% increase in mpg
  • Save 658,365 liters of road diesel with 60 vehicles.
  • 1,766.79 tonnes of CO emission reduction2.. Equivalent to removing 866 cars from the road in a year.3

“All fleet vehicles in the country will benefit from this cost and emission-saving movement. We are funding 1,000 vehicles and already have 100 HGVs with telematics equipment. Equipped. Fleet companies interested in saving fuel and reducing CO2 emissions need to act now as this scheme is expected to be very popular. ” Paddy concludes.

Case study information:

1Transport Telematics and Driver Training Pilot plan

Twelve fleet companies were involved in the pilot project, installing telematics on 326 vehicles in all fleets and providing eco-driving training to 371 fleet drivers. The Combined Fleet’s baseline energy consumption was 101,134,604kWh, or 9,459,789 liters of diesel, with a mileage of 28,667,043km. Fleet measurements and validations were completed every 6 months for 2 years and were completed according to the IVMVP standard.

A detailed analysis of the results showed the following annual savings.

Saves 11% on energy consumption

  • 741,320 liters of avoided fuel usage
  • Energy savings of 7,538,482kWh
  • 1,989 tons of carbon dioxide (CO)2) Emission reduction

This far exceeds the expected energy savings of 5,717,416kWh.

The pilot project was supported by the Better Energy Community Grant Program of the Sustainable Energy Agency of Ireland.

The following table shows the cost and savings of a typical HGV with an annual mileage of 50,000.

More environmentally friendly HGV program Total (60 months or more)
Cost per vehicle € 4,000.00
Government funds available for each vehicle € 1,200.00
Applicant’s cost per vehicle € 2,800.00 *
Potential savings per vehicle € 17,000.00

The savings are calculated using the actual data of the shipping company. It is based on 50,000 miles per year, 8 mpg and a diesel cost of € 1,20 per liter over the 60 months of the program.

*Note: Fleet companies will be reimbursed 30% of the initial cost per vehicle under the Greener HGV grant upon meeting the Terms of Service.

Corcra case study

  • 2 Baseline data was conducted in 2016 and compared with live data collected from January 2016 to September 2020. This date is available on request.
  • 3Calculations based on this source BBC News Living without a car can save an average of 2.04 tonnes of CO2 per person per year. Therefore, 1766.79 / 2.04 = 866 cars.

Caption: The Greener HGV program will equip 1,000 fleet vehicles across Ireland with technology that reduces carbon dioxide emissions and saves 10% on fuel costs. The Three County Energy Agency has partnered with Corcra Ltd to launch The Greener HGV Grant Program. The photo that started the initiative at George Mullins Worldwide Equine Logistics in Carlow is Alexandra Hamilton, senior engineer at 3cea, and Robert Steele, account manager at Corcra.Photo Dylan Vaughan

The Greener HGV Program is set to reduce 1,000 Irish HGV emissions The Greener HGV Program is set to reduce 1,000 Irish HGV emissions

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