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Renault Trucks announces Optifuel Challenge winner

Optifuel Challenge finalists 2017

Renault Trucks has revealed the winner for the 2017 Optifuel Challenge as MTS Logistics' Steve Rountree.

Rountree, who achieved the best fuel consumption without sacrificing commercial speed, received £1,000 to spend in the Renault Trucks Reward Store.

He will now go on to represent the UK at the Optifuel Challenge Grand Final in Madrid, October 17-19 with the chance to win a truck for his company.

Runners-up Martin Elwick of Clugston Group in second place and Matthew Worden from Matthew Kibble in third, also notched up first class performances and received £500 and £250 of Renault Trucks Reward Store vouchers respectively.    

Renault Trucks’ commercial director Nigel Butler said: “As the customer cost champion, Renault Trucks is fully focused on reducing fuel consumption through highly efficient vehicles equipped with the latest technologies.

"It is equally important that the driver connects with these innovations to deliver the best balance of fuel economy and speed.

“The Optifuel Challenge reinforces these messages and showcases the skills of the best professional drivers on our roads.

"Congratulations to all our UK finalists, and we wish our very worthy winner, Steve Rountree, all the very best in the Grand Final.”

The Optifuel Challenge gives participants the chance to compete behind the wheel of a Range T480 Optifuel truck, boasting the latest efficiency innovations.

The Grand Final will see Rountree take on winners from across 30 participating countries at an all-expenses paid event, where the overall champion will be presented with a Range T480 Optifuel truck for their company and £5,550 worth of vouchers.

Pictured: Seven of the UK’s top eco-drivers competed in Renault Trucks’ 2017 Optifuel Challenge National Final held in Warwick.

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