Highways service provider EM Highway Services has taken delivery of the first Euro 6 compliant gritters in the UK.
Euro 6 is the new limit set for the emissions of heavy duty vehicles for all vehicles registered from 1 January 2014. Euro 6 enforces a large reduction in pollutants; more than 99% reduction in particulate matter, more than 97% reduction in NOx and a 5% reduction in fuel and CO2 emissions making it a cleaner vehicle with less carbon output and improved air quality.
EM will use the new Mercedes Benz Euro 6 Arocs across its London contracts.
The new vehicles supplied through SHB Hire will help EM to carry out a more sustainable winter service across London.
Mitesh Solanki, local authority service director for EM, said: “EM has constantly challenged the market and highway industry to be more sustainable in its approach to service delivery. Particularly in London where we have constantly challenged ourselves to reduce the impact to air quality in collaboration with our fleet provision partner. The introduction of greener gritters further supports our aspirations and we hope the industry will follow our lead in order to support clients to deliver the challenging carbon reduction targets that is so rightly expected.”