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HomeServe targets 15% fuel saving from engine remapping

HomeServe expects to cut its fuel costs by 15% by using vehicle remapping technology in its fleet of light commercial vehicles.

BlueOptimize, which has been developed by Viezu Technologiesat its technical centre over the past two years, focuses on reducing fuel consumption and emissions, rather than enhancing performance.

Jadon Silva, director of procurement at HomeServe, 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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