The Fleet Emissions Audit tool will allow easy access to the monitoring of the impact each commercial vehicle is causing on the environment. The process can be initiated by applying online, completing a form and disclosing the amount of fuel used over a specified amount of time to find out how fuel efficient your vehicle really is.
Commercial vehicles are set for a new tool which can assess the amount of CO2 emissions produced by the average vehicle for free. The Fleet Emissions Audit tool will allow easy access to the monitoring of the impact each commercial vehicle is causing on the environment. The process can be initiated by applying online, completing a form and disclosing the amount of fuel used over a specified amount of time to find out how fuel efficient your vehicle really is.
The British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) have provided a tool which can be uploaded via the internet. It is through this function that drivers will be able to access CO2 emissions. The introduction of this function will mean that emissions data will be made available to the general public by late 2009.
Dr Ben Lane, director of Ecolane, said: “By providing users with the latest emissions factors, fleet managers and individuals can now accurately compare the impacts of different travel modes and make informed choices about the vehicles and methods of transport they use.”
In these credit crunch times drivers should be aware of all the ways they can possibly save money while on the road.
Commenting on the CO2 emissions tool, head of legal services Jay Parmer said: “We hope this online tool will fill some of the information vacuum faced by UK van buyers.”
There are some dissenting voices from drivers however who feel that any extra expense on CO2 devices or environmental friendly vehicles should be reimbursed elsewhere.
Van drivers, who have been urged to opt for more environmental friendly cars, have requested cheaper van insurance for their trouble.
Although many drivers would pay that little bit extra to fund a greener vehicle, the wont for reduced premiums for van insurance have been mooted.
The Virgin Money poll showed that 41% of drivers would pay more for a more suitable motor vehicle but 73% said they wanted to see cuts come their way in other forms.
Jason Wyer-Smith of Virgin Money said: “It is encouraging that drivers want to go green and are willing to put their money where their mouths are by paying a bit extra.
“However there needs to be more carrot and less stick to encourage more people to make the move into lower carbon emission motoring. Insurers can do their bit by looking at special deals for greener cars but the government has to play its part too.”
It’s worth finding out if your van insurance premium can be reduced if your carbon emission if low.