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Renault Trucks Brings the Best Eco Drivers Together in Lisbon

37 drivers from 20 countries are going head-to-head on October 7th during the final of the Optifuel Challenge 2015, an international competition focused on economic driving organised by Renault Trucks. The finalists will be driving Renault Trucks’ International Truck of the Year 2015 Range T trucks and the winner will be the driver who uses the least fuel while maintaining the required journey speed.

After Seville (2010) and Nice (2014), Lisbon will be hosting the international finals of the Optifuel Challenge 2015 where some 37 competitors from twenty countries from Europe and Northern Africa will send their best eco-drivers to the event to compete against each other for the ‘Best Eco-driver of 2015’ title.

The countries represented are: Germany, Belgium, Bulgaria, Spain, France, UK, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Morocco, Portugal, Czech Republic, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Switzerland, Tunisia and Turkey.

The Optifuel Challenge illustrates Renault Trucks’ commitment to reducing its customers’ operating costs by offering them a global approach to reducing fuel consumption.

The competition consists of two phases: firstly all the finalists will answer a questionnaire designed to test their knowledge of optimised driving. Then they will follow a predetermined on-road route in a Renault Trucks Range T Optifuel featuring the very latest technological advances with the judges assessing key dynamic driving behaviours that affect fuel economy, such as time in the green economy zone, idling time, rolling speed, coasting time and use of the brakes, all measured against the clock – and critically fuel consumption.

After the driving trial, finalists will also be able to get feedback on their performance from one of Renault Trucks’ experts on fuel saving and economic driving.

The eventual winner will be announced during the evening, with the company represented winning one year’s full service rental of a Renault Trucks Range T-460 Optifuel.

You can also follow the event on Twitter: #optifuelchallenge