“With around 70 buses on the road for public transport, school transport and ordered services, fuel and maintenance are some our biggest costs at KE’s Bussar. That’s why we chose to invest in Drivec’s unique Sustainable Suite solution. We saw two major advantages in their solutions: firstly, we could save money which we would instead use to develop the business, and secondly, we would attain greater control in our workshop.
Today we know well-informed on the condition of our buses, while the drivers are more aware of their consumption and driving behaviour. And it’s the combination of driver commitment and vehicle condition that has afforded us savings, both financially and environmentally. For example, one of our drivers came in and was curious about why his excess consumption was higher on a route he had driven many times before even though he had driven just as efficiently. When we looked into it, it turned out that the heater was on and drawing energy, which increased the excess consumption. And we have seen other examples of how the two systems support each other, including how low tyre pressure or bad brakes also make it impossible for drivers to drive efficiently.”