MALAGA cleaning company Limasa has saved thousands of Euros in a pilot scheme to improve fuel efficiency in its vehicles.
The project has seen Limasa using 34 volunteer drivers to trial the new technology, which uses the Canubus system to monitor emissions data, saving 5.5 per cent of fuel across its 12 cars.
Thescheme, which was launched in 2014 alongside technology company AND and involved six cars, was extended in 2016 to 12 vehicles, in a collaboration deal with Vatia.
According to the City Council, fuel efficiency results are expected to improve as the scheme continues. Currently CO2 savings are thought to have reached 10.1 per cent, event though vehicles increased their speed by an average of 1.7 per cent. This resulted in 25,3000 kilograms of CO2 savings, equating to the amount of oxygen produced by 2,100 trees in one year. Limasa claimed the project has also increased driver safety as control of occupational hazards was increased.
The company explained it is now considering expanding the number of vehicles in the scheme to 50, which would reportedly save €47,250 and 177,000 tons of CO2 a year.
The Canubus system allows drivers to modify their driving habits, including acceleration and braking, in response to data, allowing them to maintain the most efficient speed for their route.