Clarkes’ invest £2.5 million in DAF Irizars ready for ULEZ

Clarkes’ invest £2.5 million in DAF Irizars ready for ULEZ

Premier operator Clarkes of London has completed its 2016 fleet renewal with 12 Euro 6 Irizar i6 Integral coaches.clarkes 2 300px

This investment has been made ahead of normal fleet replacements to ensure Clarkes can meet the Euro 6 Ultra Low Emission Zone regulations significantly ahead of time. The £2.5 million investment is a repeat order for Irizar UK following the previous 12 Irizar i6 Integral coaches they purchased in 2013/14.

“Our decision to replace our Euro 5 i6 fleet well ahead of their normal fleet life has not been taken lightly,” said Managing Director Debbie Newman. “While our hand was forced by the early implementation of ULEZ, Clarkes will always ensure that it is providing coaches which are at the forefront of technology and which maintain our reputation for being London’s premier operator.”

Clarkes’ intake is six 12.9-metre, 57-seat i6s with WC and six, 12.2-metre 53-seat i6s with WC. All are powered by DAF’s acclaimed 11-litre MX series engines with ZF EcoLife automatic gearboxes.

“The i6 Integral is a coach which suits us very well, with enormous kerb appeal and the ideal seating and luggage capacity for the variety of work we have in London,” said Mrs Newman. “It’s true to say that we have always aimed high with our vehicle choices, and the fact that we have returned to Irizar UK for this latest fleet upgrade speaks volumes for the service we have received, both from the vehicle aspect as well as from the team at Irizar UK.”