New victory for Ahola in international Eco-Driving Challenge competition
Almost 11,000 drivers from 75 companies participated in the global eco-driving competition organized by AddSecure. Ahola Transport’s team, Team Way Ahead, won in the category for best Eco driving index with an index of 87.8.
This category measures factors that affect emissions, such as driving speed, acceleration, harsh breaking, roll-out and idling in relation to what would have been optimal in each situation. The drivers have on-board computers in their cars through which they can follow their own performance in real time.
Ahola has been actively working to reduce emissions since the 90s, and for several years has also successfully participated in Addsecure’s competition to further encourage ecological driving.
– This competition is a good way for us to see and measure how we are doing compared to others in the industry. Our drivers are eager to participate in both AddSecure’s eco-driving competition and our annual internal competitions, where prizes are awarded to, among others, the best driver, the best improver and the best supplier, says Lucas Snellman, Transport resource manager at Ahola Transport.
In the AddSecure Eco-Driving Challenge, there are three different categories:
1. Maximum CO2 reduction
2. Best Eco-driving index
3. Best improvement of Eco-driving index
Addsecure analyzed the data generated during the competition and found that drivers’ driving habits have a truly significant impact on fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. Thanks to the competition, a total of about 6,6 million liters of diesel were saved, resulting in about 17 500 tons less CO2 emissions.
– All drivers can contribute to reducing emissions with their driving behavior. The main thing is to minimize idling and, on the other hand, maximize the rollout of the vehicle. Each driver can follow their individual development via their onboard computer, even if they are not participating in the competition, Snellman summarizes.
Read more about our measures to reduce emissions in our annual environmental report: