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HomeServe installs fuel-saving technology on fleet vans

The BlueOptimize vehicle tuning product is focused solely on reducing fuel consumption and emissions and is estimated to cut fuel use by up to 15%.

Commenting on the initiative, Jadon Silva, HomeServe’s director of procurement, said: ‘I am very proud of the initiative we have introduced with Viezu. Not only have we been able to make significant reductions in our vehicles emissions, we expect to cut fuel costs by 15%.

‘The introduction of this technology into our fleet of vans represents both an opportunity to protect the environment whilst also ensuring the fleet continues to operate to its maximum capability.’

The technology is being installed to half of HomeServe’s van fleet, with the remainder set to be completed later this year. The technology consists of bespoke software which includes a combination of throttle, rev, speed and power limiting.

Alasdair Maclachlan, operations director at Viezu Technologies, added: ‘The challenge for us was installation because HomeServe’s vehicles are spread across the whole country rather than being kept at a number of depots. Using our team of field based installers and our Dealer network we have been able to provide a cost effective and most importantly for HomeServe flexible installation solution.’

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Written by Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.

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