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Greener Travel

Think about our future

‘Take the environmentally friendly approach, Choose Greener Travel by choosing Clarkes of London coaches’

Climate change poses many challenges for all transport organisations. Carbon emissions are a significant climate change issue, steadily increasing the Earth’s surface temperature and adding to Global Warming. It is estimated 32 billion tons of carbon dioxide every year are produced globally.

Coaches are the greenest form of ground transport producing only half of the CO2 emitted by rail, quarter of a car and 1/6 of air travel.

Here at Clarkes Coaches we are always looking to help with any environmental issues and in turn reduce emissions, we focus our energy in the following environmentally friendly ways:

Reducing Pollution

The European Commission Standards, released in a sequence of European Union Directives, outline satisfactory limits for exhaust emissions for all new vehicles sold in European Union member states.

All our vehicles comply to European Emission Standards and comply with Euro IV, V & most recently Euro VI. 21 of our vehicles currently comply with Euro VI emission regulations.

The engines on our vehicles utilise the SCR (Mercedes 2009 – 2014) or EGR & SCR (Mercedes & DAF 2015 – 2016) systems.

BlueTec technology is based around selective catalyst reduction (SCR) system designed to convert NOx emissions to water and Nitrogen, Offering high efficiency, reduced emissions and exceptionally economical fuel consumption.

Exhaust Gas Re-circulation (EGR) – EGR works by re-circulating a portion of an engine’s exhaust gas back to the engine cylinders, the exhaust gas replaces some of the excess oxygen in the pre-combustion mixture. Since NOx formation progresses much faster at high temperatures, EGR reduces the amount of NOx the combustion generates.

Euro VI Engines combine both SCR & EGR to accomplish the Euro VI requirement.


Low Emission Zone

All our vehicles comply with the Low Emission Zone and avoid paying a surcharge on entry to the zone by meeting the Euro IV, V & VI standards.

Super Low Emission Zone

The Super Low Emission Zone will be introduced in 2020. The minimum Emission requirement for PSV/HGV vehicles in central London will be Euro VI.

We have already purchased 21 vehicles that comply with Euro VI in an attempt to assist with the reduction of pollution in our capital city, we estimate that all of our vehicles will comply with the Super LEZ criteria before the law is implemented.

Reduce Congestion

Coach Travel also helps reduce congestion on the roads. A single coach can transport 57 passengers thereby substituting 14+ cars on the road, yet take the space of two cars.