New fuel-saving technology is being installed into Walsall-based HomeServe’s fleet of light commercial vehicles.
HomeServe, a home assistance provider and Walsall’s largest private employer, is teaming up with Bromsgrove-based vehicle remapping specialist Viezu Technologies to introduce the new technology to its current fleet of light commercial vehicles.
BlueOptimize has been developed at Viezu’s technical centre over the past two years and focuses solely on reducing fuel consumption and emissions, rather than enhancing performance.
It has been designed for both commercial fleet operators and private motorists eager to save on running costs while improving their green credentials at the same time.
It is estimated that BlueOptimize can cut fuel use by up to 15%.
Commenting on the initiative, Jadon Silva (pictured), 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."