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ecoVansA2Z.com is the number 1 ‘eco’ light commercial vehicle product & news portal. This a specialist, independent website and information service dedicated entirely to low carbon and zero emission light commercials and all ancillary products and services that are designed to improve efficiency and economy.

ecoVansA2Z.com covers vans and light trucks under development and currently available on the UK market: Electric, hybrid, fuel-cell, hydrogen, CNG plus 'clean' diesel technology - all aimed at your carbon footprint.

ecoVansA2Z is designed to be a main information portal for the entire eco-industry. News, interviews, video road tests, product reports and features will keep you in touch with progress and improvements.

Search options give you quick direct access to all the models available with our own appraisals and verdicts, and our Van Comparator gives a 78-point vehicle specification an all models and the ability to compare up to 4 vehicles side-by-side at any one time.

There are direct links to all the manufacturers, vehicle converters and dealers, as well as a comprehensive directory of all the accessory and services companies that provide additional cost-savings and efficiency- enhancements.

Registration is free and entitles you to more in-depth information, news & new product updates, e-newsletter, blogs and exclusive ecoVansA2Z competitions. ecoVansA2Z.com –

Tips, Tools & Advice
Eco-driving tips for Vans
Eco-Driving
  1. Drive as smoothly as possible, avoiding harsh acceleration and braking, and don’t speed. Generally speaking, go above 50mph and fuel consumption changes from being a linear progression to exponential. Also, try and drive at a constant speed.
  2. Anticipate the road ahead and keep rolling whenever possible. Moving away from a standing start uses a lot of fuel. Begin slowing down leaving plenty of time, get off the throttle as early as possible and use the available engine braking by being in the appropriate gear. The fuel supply to the engine is cut off during this process, so the savings are greater than being in neutral; and way safer. 
  3. If a Stop/Start system — the engine cuts out when stationary and restarts automatically when the clutch is depressed — is not fitted as standard and is on the options list, specify it. This one is a no-brainer and it pays for itself very quickly.
  4. If Stop/Start isn’t fitted switch off the engine if idling by the side of the road or stuck in a traffic jam for more than a couple of minutes.
  5. Always be in the highest gear possible and don’t over-rev the engine. Changing up as early as possible — short-shifting — is particularly effective with a diesel engine where the peak torque occurs low down the rev-range. Generally speaking it should not be necessary to exceed 2,500rpm.
  6. Use air conditioning or a climate control system only when necessary. They can have a noticeably adverse effect on fuel consumption.
  7. Low rolling resistance tyres can have a substantial effect, but whatever rubber is fitted make sure they are at the correct pressures. Not only does this maximise fuel economy, they will wear evenly.
  8. Don’t cart around any unnecessary weight.
  9. Follow the manufacturer’s recommended service schedule.
Participation
Products on Display: 

2011 Bridgestone Eco-Rally

1st Leg Test Drives: 

2011 Bridgestone Eco-Rally

  • Ford Transit Connect Kombi LWB Electric Van does Oxford to London
2nd Leg Test Drives: 

2011 Bridgestone Eco-Rally

  • Ford Transit Connect Kombi LWB Electric Van does Oxford to London
Rally Stages: 

2012 Investing in Future Transport Conference
  • City Hall, London ,

2011 Bridgestone Eco-Rally
  • Outside Museum of the History of Science,
  • Between Buckingham Palace & Trafalgar Sq, London,
  • Ace Cafe London, London,
  • Watford to London,
  • BRE Innovation park,
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Press
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Conference Supporter
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Eco-Rally Supporter
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Exhibitor/Participant

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