SECCCA’s Eco Driver program is designed to build the capacity of participating Councils to reduce emissions and save money through more efficient, safer vehicle management.
This is achieved by addressing a number of objectives:

  • The delivery of a customised training program for council staff
  • Consequent reduction in council fuel consumption and expenditure of approximately 10%
  • Provision of access to high quality training materials and evaluation and monitoring resources for regional stakeholders

Councils typically have fuel bills each year close to $600K. If a conservative 5-10% reduction was achieved across these fleets, councils could potentially capture $30,000 – $60,000 in annual fuel savings (additional to savings on vehicle wear and tear). This represents a 150-300 tonne reduction in greenhouse gas emissions per year.


Electric Vehicle Training

Electric Vehicle training is also available and can assist in the following:

  • Familiarise staff with the construction, charging, operation, maintenance and costs of electric vehicles
  • Provide staff an orientation and test drive of an electric vehicle leased, owned or provide for a test drive by SECCCA
  • Answer questions to overcome any perceptions/barriers to EV’s that prevent use
  • Encourage staff to book the EV pool cars available or fleet consider purchasing a vehicle
  • Encourage staff to consider purchasing a EV for personal use
  • Familiarise staff with organisational emissions management plans or other relevant policies in the context of emission reduction goals or aspiration

Aims & Desired Outcomes

SECCCA’s EcoDriver Project won the award for Environmental Excellence at the 2014 Australian Supply Chain and Logistics Awards, held in late November. Congratulations to all involved.

One of our participating councils has reported that in the four months since training was provided, they have already saved over $23,000!

Contact SECCCA for further details and to see how you can start to save with this program.

PROJECT: EcoDriver

START / FINISH: 2014/ Completed