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Second version of the Fuelguide : What is new

Published on June 1st, 2022

At present, many citizens still do not have access to public transport. Therefore, choosing a personal car is critical in helping citizens make a more sustainable car choice. WeLOOP and DATS 24 collaborated on the first version of the simplified mobility tool for the Belgian market. This tool, the Fuel Guide  , saw the launch of its first version in January 2022.

The Fuel Guide helps users base their choice on environmental and life cycle cost criteria in a simplified format. It includes both economic and ecological assessments of solutions. The environmental assessment is based on a verified Life Cycle Assessment.

What is new?

Following the success of its first version, we have been working in recent months to improve it. It is with great pleasure that we announce the launch of this second version.

This second version of the tool comes with a few extra features. The user can now choose the ratio of environmental and economic scores. The final score will then be calculated and provided according to this ratio.

Environmental scores depend on the driving environment, deducted from the user's postal code.

Two models of the driving environment were considered for calculating the final score: the city and the countryside. Particulate matter pollutes the urban environment, and its consequences on our health are more harmful than in rural areas. This approach makes it possible to adapt the final scores to the user's driving environment.

Depending on the user's location, the environmental scores will be either those of the rural or urban environment. This distinction is based on IQ AIR's air quality report for the year 2021.

The decision-making matrix and the various economic scores were also updated. These depend on the user's region; this distinction considers the differences in costs and taxes between the different Belgian areas.