London-based operator Southgate & Finchley Coaches has taken delivery of seven new Volvo B11R coaches, all with MCV eVoTor bodywork. The operator has a 29-strong vehicle fleet with 26 being Volvo and the seven new coaches are destined for use on private and corporate hire and school contracts.
“We first saw the MCV eVoTor at the Euro Bus Expo in late 2018 and placed an order for three there and then,” says Peter Rice, joint managing director, Southgate & Finchley Coaches. “We’ve been so pleased with the operational performance of the B11R chassis and the look and quality of the eVoTor bodywork, we purchased a further four of the same specification to add to our fleet.
“As much of our work takes place within the M25, it was important to have coaches with a Euro VI engine so that we wouldn’t have any issues when entering the London low emission zone.”
Family-owned Southgate & Finchley Coaches has been established for more than 55 years and provides a wide range of bus and coach services in and around London and nationally.