Reading Transport will be be trialing the use of fuel additives for its bus fleet in order to reduce fuel consumption and emissions. The trail of Envirox will last for an initial 12 months and will be added directly to the operator’s fuel storage tanks.

They have high hopes for the fuel additive and are hoping for an average fuel saving of four per cent of fuel across its fleet. They also estimate that the scheme will save an equivalent of over 340 tonnes of C02 and the removal of 48 kg of harmful particulate emissions that would otherwise have been pumped into the atmosphere.

The additive  “Envirox” was developed in laboratories on Oxford University’s Begbroke Science Park. According to our sources Envirox is a fuel combustion catalyst, it’s a scientifically and commercially proven diesel fuel additive which lowers fuel costs, by reducing fuel consumption, with a corresponding reduction in greenhouse gas emissions (CO2) and other harmful exhaust emissions.

Reading Transport’s chief executive James Freeman said:  “In the present economic climate we continue to seek cost savings in our operations and at the same time strive to improve the environmental performance of our fleet.

“We are always interested in the latest fuel and vehicle technologies to help to improve Reading’s air quality and we believe Envirox has the potential to address our aims without any capital investment.”

Reading buses has been working hard to make its fleet greener. According to their website, they have the highest proportion of electric hybrid double deck buses in its fleet in the UK. It’s total of  31 electric hybrid double deckers use at least 22.5% less fuel than traditionally powered people movers.