Go-Ahead Group subsidiary Carousel Buses has taken to more than 50% the proportion of its fleet that meets Euro VI standards with a self-funded, £200,000 retrofit exercise on 12 buses.
Four Scania Alexander Dennis Enviro400s from 2010 and eight Mercedes-Benz Citaros from 2009 have been treated by Eminox and HJS, respectively.
No external funding was sourced to assist with the work. It grows to 28 the total number of Euro VI compliant buses in the Carousel fleet. The upgraded vehicles will go into service this month on Chiltern Hundreds services between High Wycombe, Beaconsfield, Gerrards Cross and Uxbridge.
Managing Director Phil Southall says: “This investment is a positive step forward in our ongoing commitment to introducing more sustainable modes of transport.
“The addition of more ultra-low emission vehicles will further help to improve air quality in our communities. It is another step in helping to build back better from the COVID-19 pandemic.”