Michelin's In-House Success: Connected Fleet Tech Slashes Emissions and Boosts Efficiency

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Michelin | MICHELIN Connected Fleet has helped parent company Michelin to cut harsh driving events by 25 per cent across the 54 vans operated by its Services and Solutions division in the UK.
Published on
October 2, 2023

Michelin unveiled the transformative impact of its Connected Fleet technology on its own fleet operations. The results are not only impressive but also underscore the company's commitment to safety, sustainability, and innovation.

Key Achievements:

  • 25% reduction in harsh driving events across the 54 vans operated by Michelin's Services and Solutions division in the UK.
  • 46% decrease in speeding events, especially in 30mph and 50mph zones.
  • 14% reduction in engine idling.
  • 5.8% improvement in fuel efficiency over a year, translating to significant financial savings.
  • 5.6% decrease in CO2 emissions per kilometre travelled.

These milestones were achieved after Michelin introduced the same fleet management technologies it offers to end-user fleets, highlighting the company's comprehensive approach to safety and sustainability.

Alastair Cameron, National Operations Manager – Services and Solutions at Michelin, expressed his satisfaction with the results, stating, “We knew MICHELIN Connected Fleet had a strong offer, but now we’re seeing it for ourselves in terms of saving fuel and reducing our own carbon footprint – plus we have cut maintenance costs on brakes, too.”

The Connected Fleet's consultative approach focuses on delivering enhanced performance analysis services. These services, grounded in smart data and tools, offer better insights and visibility. Initially installed in vans used by mobile technicians and fleet inspectors, the technology has now expanded to 20 cars used by managers.

Moreover, Michelin's Services and Solutions division has rolled out a driver incentive scheme. This innovative program rewards drivers for reducing harsh braking and acceleration, using a monthly scoring system based on collected data. Cameron added, “All our drivers and managers are engaged in the scheme and it’s really paying off. An app allows them to monitor their performance against colleagues and this competitive element is driving continuous improvement.”

In line with the global shift towards electric vehicles, MICHELIN Connected Fleet is leveraging its EV transition tools to guide the switch from diesel to electric. This initiative has already led to the Services and Solutions team ordering 17 electric vans equipped with MICHELIN Connected Fleet’s cameras. The company has set an ambitious goal to transition its entire fleet to electric by 2026.

Gilson Santiago, CEO of MICHELIN Connected Fleet, shared his enthusiasm, saying, “It’s fantastic to see our fleet management tools delivering so many great benefits for our colleagues. The partnership shows how we are perfectly aligned with the Michelin Group’s safety and environmental strategies, as well as its bold commitments to reduce CO2 emissions.”

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