Driving down CO2 emissions
Econospeed and Driver Advisory Systems trial, Sweden
How a bus is driven impacts on both CO2 emissions and fuel costs.
Econospeed is a device that enables smooth power and acceleration on a bus, regardless of load or road condition. This avoids the jerky acceleration during which passengers could fall and reduces wear on the rear axle and driveline.
Arriva Sweden has been conducting tests to see if using Econospeed with a Driver Advisory System creates additional fuel savings. Results are promising.
buses have Econospeed
more buses to be fitted
A Greenbox system logs fuel use and registers sudden acceleration or braking. The driver receives alerts and recommendations for improvement.
Econospeed has now been fully implemented in two of the five Stockholm depots.