The report states that around 10 to 12 per cent of fuel per full tank can be conserved for every van or HGV that has the process done
The reaction comes following a report in logistics and delivery specialist publication Fleet News detailing an announcement in late November by Her Majesty’s Royal Customs (HMRC) that stated ECU remapping has no influence on the CO2 banding of a vehicle.
Despite numerous tests and studies done by independent bodies that highlight the fact that the process does have a positive impact on the CO2 emissions released by a vehicle, officials at HMRC have stated that a new type of approval will not be offered.
This has come up against opposition from numerous people, particularly in the logistics industry where companies operate a high number of vans and heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) that are placed under increasing scrutiny in regards to their carbon footprint. As the industry as a whole has begun to invest heavily in the practice, insiders believe that there should be a greater recognition of the difference ECU remapping makes from the government.
The report states that around 10 to 12 per cent of fuel per full tank can be conserved for every van or HGV that has the process done, something that in turn reflects positively on the wider environmental concerns that have been top priority for companies for a number of years.
A spokesperson for GAD Tuning, experts in ECU remapping and vehicle tuning services, has released a statement following the report. They said: “The economic and environmental benefits that companies with a large number of heavy duty vehicles in their fleet can experience is something that we feel is largely underestimated by HRMC.
“The practice, available from experts such as ourselves, is extremely affordable and is something that unquestionably pays dividends later. With fuel conservation running into the double figures, as well as improving the overall performance of each vehicle, we expect investment in the process to continue. As it becomes more and more widespread, we hope officials at HRMC will be able to recognise the positive impact it has on CO2 emissions.”
GAD Tuning was founded in 2009 as a company that developed bespoke ECU Remapping software for motorsport clients. Nowadays, the company provide a large number of clients with ECU Remapping services as well as additional bespoke ECU remaps, engine management software and vehicle electronics. GAD Tuning has a wealth of main dealer and motorsport experience, providing a high level of service for a wide range of vehicles.
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