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Bulgarian driver wins Renault Trucks Optifuel Challenge eco-driving competition

Bulgarian Plamen Ivanov has won the fourth Renault Trucks International Optifuel Challenge eco-driving competition. More than 2,500 people entered the competition, with the final taking place in Toledo, Spain, earlier this month. The final was split into two parts with competitors answering a series of theoretical questions that evaluated their eco-driving knowledge, which represented 10% of the final score.

Then all the competitors took to the wheel of a Renault Trucks Range T480 Optifuel truck for an open-road driving test lasting around 40 minutes. In addition to the title and a EUR6,000 (?5,550) voucher for the shop of his choice, Plamen – a driver and manager of the Bulgarian company Sunny Co. – wins a Renault Trucks Range T480 Optifuel truck to expand his 23-vehicle fleet, which is exclusively made up of Renault Trucks vehicles. He said: “I’m so thrilled to have won a Renault Trucks Range T because I think that Renault make the best trucks.”

Plamen practiced for the competition every weekend using the Optifuel Infomax to monitor and improve his performance. ?intea, a Romanian driver representing the company ?intar Spedition, came in second place, winning a EUR2,000 store voucher of his choice and a EUR5,000 voucher for his company, valid throughout the entire Renault Trucks network. Taking a third place was Jochen Becker, a driver from the Luxembourg-based company, Tri Kipper.

His prize was a EUR1,000 voucher of his choice and his company also won a Renault Trucks voucher worth EUR2,500.

The UK was represented by Steve Rountree of MTS Logistics, who excelled in the theoretical tests, but narrowly failed to make the top 10.

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