Short Duration Training

During the pan-European project “ECOWILL” (with Allegium’s executive director in leading role), an effective short duration training on fuel-efficient driving has been developed and evaluated. In contrast to Eco-Driving trainings of several hours or even a full day´s duration, the „Short Duration Training“ is focused only on the most relevant Eco-Driving principles. It is made for passenger cars up to 3.5 t GVM addressing high or low mileage drivers, novice or experienced, private or business drivers. The Allegium Short Duration Training is operated by highly experienced and ECOWILL-certified driving instructors.

Due to its benefits, Allegium Short Duration Training is especially indispensable for business drivers/ fleets:

  • Significant and sustainable fuel savings
  • Less wear and tear
  • Less accidents
  • Time-efficiency
  • Individual customisation to participants` conditions
  • Coaching method to encourage implementation of Eco-Driving


Essentials of Eco-Driving Short DurationTraining

  • Individual 1:1 Eco-Driving Training (with driving safety inherent) for drivers of passenger cars/ vans (category B)
  • Easy-to-learn key techniques of Eco-Driving with highest impact and acceptance
  • Duration: some 60 mins.
  • Practice relevant as being on-road under trainee´s every-day conditions
  • Co-operational coaching didactics to foster acceptance of the contents: individual potentials identified by trainer but priorities set by trainee
  • Intervention measures designed to foster intrinsic motivation of driver trained
  • Credible demonstration of fuel saving effects of Eco-Driving techniques (comparing fuel consumption after vs. before training via on-board computer)
  • Compliance with all relevant national legal requirements ensured

Success factors for a sustainable behavioural change to Eco-Driving style

  • Timing and structure of Short Duration Training Concept
  • Various modular units for individual customisation
  • Coaching Didactics
  • Trainer qualification requirements


Short Duration Training Concept

  • Reception, cars with on-board computer, course planning, refreshments, brochures, certificates of participation, etc. must be organised.
  • The training as teaser/ mind-opener concentrates on Eco-Driving core tips (additional tips are subject of follow-up or in-depth training).
  • The coach is given maximum flexibility to react to individual skills/ frailties as well as likes/ dislikes of the participant.
  • Fuel saving effects are visualised (after vs. before measurement) via on-board computer of training cars.
  • Training route is a round course to be driven twice to compare results.
  • A little time in reserve is scheduled in case obstructive external influences (delays, traffic jam, etc.) have to be absorbed.


Instruction Guidelines

  • The concept is laid out to have the trainer accepted as expert and partner.
  • The training concept is designed as edutainment thereby avoiding apprehension as „lesson for bad drivers “ or examination with driving school character.
  • The training design leads every participant to personal learning optimum and motivation level.
  • Intervention Principles:
    • Overall principle „safety first“: No trade-offs safety vs. fuel economy are accepted.
    • The participant mustn´t be overstrained.
    • The personal optimum level is analysed by trainer after round 1.
    • Feedback loop after the first round in „normal“ driving style confirms being a good driver and conveys improvement potential.


Short Duration Training Contents as specified in official handbook
Focus on 3 Eco-Driving core tips:

  • Early gear-shifting at and driving with low rpm
  • Anticipatory driving: continuous floating with minimum braking to exploit vehicle’s momentum; letting the car roll, when stopping is expected
  • Keeping appropriate safety distance to extend own scope of action


Short Duration Training Structure
Welcome and warm-up/ 3-4 mins.

  • Explaning training objectives
  • Defining trainer’s role as personal coach/ no examination
  • Adjusting seat position
  • Re-setting on-board computer

Participant´s first round/ 15-20 mins.

  • Trainer just leads the way without driving tips or intervention.
  • Assessment of participant’s driving style and skills in Driving Safety and Eco-Driving
  • Measurement of fuel consumption

Feedback and joint development of personal training plan/ 5-8 mins.

  • Positive feedback to support „good driver feeling“
  • Dialogue on potential improvements and respective Eco-Driving techniques
  • Consideration of trainee´s priorities balanced with fuel saving potential leading to individual training plan

Participant´s second round/ 15-20 mins.

  • Coaching acc. to jointly agreed training plan and objectives set
  • Just smooth intervening to ensure safety and relaxed driving, avoiding information overload or distraction
  • Marking safety trade-off – if occurring – as inacceptable
  • Measurement of fuel consumption

Final Feedback and Training Closure/ 5-8 mins.

  • Driver feedback on observations, results and feelings
  • Trainer feedback on Eco-Style improvements and fuel savings
  • Awarding certificate with fuel savings listed in % improvement
  • Encouraging further practicing of Eco-Driving


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