Vodafone field engineers reveal how they managed to cut vehicle carbon emissions by making some easy changes to the way they drive.
A small team of Vodafone field engineers has managed to reduce its fuel consumption by 18% in a drive to help the UK company reach net zero carbon emissions for its own operations by 2027.
The team, which dubbed itself Field Green, found that improving driver behaviour was the best way to reduce CO2 emissions and improve the fuel efficiency of their cars and vans.
They originally set out to increase their miles per gallon (mpg) and reduce average CO2 emissions by 10% in one year starting in December 2021. One of the tools at their disposal was Vodafone Automotive’s Telematics Fleet Management Solution – Vodafone Business Fleet Analytics (powered by Geotab), which monitors driver behaviour using onboard sensors and advises on how to adapt driving style to save fuel.
By July 2022, the team’s CO2 grams per kilometre (g/Km) had actually fallen by 19%, and average miles per gallon had increased by 18%.
Here’s how they did it.