Project Description


Ecostar2ECOSTARS promotes more efficient and cleaner freight and passenger transport vehicle movements by providing recognition, guidance and advice to operators of vehicle fleets. ECOSTARS sets up seven Fleet Recognition Schemes in 6 countries, and supports the continued development of the original ECOSTARS scheme in South Yorkshire, in the United Kingdom. Each ECOSTARS scheme rates vehicles and operating practices using simple star rating criteria, to recognise levels of environmental and energy savings performance. Operators then receive tailor-made support to ensure the fleet is running as efficiently and economically as possible, to help them progress to higher ratings within the scheme. The findings of the project are distilled in a guide for Local Authorities to set up ECOSTARS schemes for replication.
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*Co-funded by the EU – EACI

  • Increase the energy efficiency of freight distribution by giving recognition and publicity to transport operators using sustainable practices in their procurement and management processes;
  • Encourage the faster introduction of vehicles using clean fuel technologies;
  • Encourage the development of energy efficient driving schemes and operational management practices;
  • Promote the auditing and certification of freight operators using a Europe-wide approach to sustainable practices in freight operations.
  • The expected savings over the full 3 year course of this project are €173,595,000, 817,566 tonnes of CO2 and 1,756,745 tonnes of oil equivalent. By the end of the three years of the project an expected 69,400 vehicles and 600 fleet operators will be audited.

  • Implement a campaign of fleets audits in Parma (Italy)
  • Assess the project’s impact

  • TTR
  • CTL Cantabria
  • CDV
  • Municipality of Rotterdam
  • ISIS
  • WSP
  • InfoM Parma
  • IVL
  • ESS
  • City of Edinburgh Council
  • Metropolitan Borough Council of Barnsley