HomeServe target fuel savings with Viezu installation

Monday, June 23, 2014 - 15:02
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SAVINGS: HomeServe roll out Viezu technology

New fuel-saving technology is being installed into Walsall-based HomeServe’s fleet of light commercial vehicles.

The home assistance providers are teaming up with Bromsgrove-based vehicle remapping specialists Viezu Technologies to introduce the new technology to their existing fleet.

BlueOptimize has been developed at Viezu’s technical centre over the past two years and is estimated to cut fuel use by up to 15%.

It is the only vehicle tuning product focused solely on reducing fuel consumption and emissions, rather than enhancing performance.

Jadon Silva, Director of Procurement at HomeServe, said: “I am very proud of the initiative we have introduced with Viezu.

“Not only have we been able to make significant reductions in our vehicles emissions, we expect to cut fuel costs by 15%.

“The introduction of this technology into our fleet of vans represents both an opportunity to protect the environment whilst also ensuring the fleet continues to operate to its maximum capability.”

The technology is being installed to half of HomeServe’s van fleet, with the remainder set to be completed later this year.

It consists of bespoke software which includes a combination of throttle, rev, speed and power limiting.

Alasdair Maclachlan, Operations Director at Viezu Technologies, added: “The challenge for us was installation because HomeServe’s vehicles are spread across the whole country rather than being kept at a number of depots.

“Using our team of field based installers and our dealer network we have been able to provide a cost effective and most importantly for HomeServe flexible installation solution.”

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