The Swedish Road Administration has been involved in the process of Ecodriving for the past 10 years. But it hasn’t been until recently that they have required that drives throughout the country have Ecodriving techniques taught as part of their training.
Although Sweden is progressive with regard to Ecodriving, they also know that their cars currently represent some of the least Eco friendly in Europe.
Time will tell whether or not Sweden will be successful in reducing in their carbon footprint, but teaching Ecodriving techniques to their fleet drivers is a great way to start.
The companies that are required to implement the new law regarding Ecodriving education are likely to see more than just carbon footprint reduction benefits though. And even though there may be some initial resistance, when the use of fuel, brake wear, and tire wear begins to decrease, many may view the Swedish initiative as a good thing.
Ecodriving – it works.