15th October 2019
We have recently invested £325,000 in two new low emission vehicles for our fleet.
We have bought a Mercedes-Benz Tourismo coach and a Mercedes V-Class MPV.
The coach comes as part of a £2.3 million investment by us to upgrade our entire fleet to comply with the latest Euro 6 emission standards.
It joins the other 49-seat Tourismo coaches in our arsenal and has air conditioning, leather interior, a hot drinks servery, on-board WC washroom and complimentary Wi-Fi.
The V-Class, bought in addition to the fleet upgrade, seats seven, has air con, an all-leather interior and the latest low emission engine.
Director Danny Matthews said: “We are excited to be able to introduce these two new vehicles to our fleet.
“Recently we have been working more with tour companies and this is an area we would like to expand on in the future.
The new Tourismo coach will be perfect for the needs of the tour industry.”
An Ultra Low Emission Zone was introduced in London meaning drivers of larger vehicles have to pay a £100 charge to drive across parts of inner London unless their vehicles are low emission.
A new Clean Air Zone (CAZ) is set to be introduced in Birmingham which will mean a £50 charge.
Our investment in Euro 6 compliant vehicles means it is exempt from this charge.
Danny added: “We’re proud to be growing our fleet and helping make the West Midlands more environmentally friendly.
“Many companies who have older, more polluting vehicles will charge customers extra to cover the new charges.”