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East Midlands Ambulance Service becomes 100th Eco Stars member

The East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) has become the 100th member to join the Eco Stars Fleet Recognition scheme.

The Eco Stars Fleet Recognition scheme encourages and supports operators of HGVs, vans, buses and coaches to run their fleets more efficiently. 

Eco Stars’ experts assess each fleet, award a star rating based on current performance and produce a ‘roadmap’ of recommendations which helps operators to reduce vehicle emissions while also reducing operating costs. 

Membership is free to all fleet operators, irrespective of the size of their operation.

EMAS’ general manager Steve Farnsworth said: “We work hard to ensure that our ambulance fleet is fuel efficient and has minimal impact on the environment, and we are constantly seeking to improve performance in all areas.”

Gedling Borough Council funds the programme as part of their Air Quality Action Plan, tackling air pollution levels along the A60 Mansfield Road, and more generally in the Borough.

ECO Stars’ field consultant Alan West said: “EMAS have been very successful and have achieved a well-deserved grade of 4 Stars on initial assessment. 

"EMAS have been equipped with the right tools and resources to build upon their current achievements.

“The appointment of a Fuel Champion is a key component to this. 

"More extensive use of telematics data, particularly on non-emergency journeys will result in even greater fuel savings. We wish EMAS continued success”.

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