Despite the collapse in UK coach travel and challenges facing the industry, Gloucester-based Bennetts Coaches has placed an order for a pair of new coaches for delivery in March 2021.
They will join a fleet of 32 ultra-low emission coaches and increase the number of PSVAR-compliant vehicles in the fleet to 18.
Bennett’s Coaches plan investing a further £2.5m over the next two years to ensure continuous improvement in its fleet.
The new Tourismo M3s ordered by Bennetts Coaches will be supplied by Mercedes-Benz Coach Sales at EvoBus (UK).
Bennetts Coaches is a luxury private hire operator with over 50 years of experience.
MD Gavin Bennett explains: “We have an interest in and a duty to helping protect the environment for future generations. This is why the Company has invested over £4.8m over the past four years in upgrading and replacing its fleet with vehicles that are Euro 6 with ultra-low emissions.”
The two new Tourismo M3s, due for delivery in March 2021, will bring the total number of PSVAR-compliant vehicles in the company’s fleet to 18.
They are destined for use on the school routes and will also be available for private hire.
With an outstanding reputation within Gloucestershire for providing reliable and efficient service, the operator has enjoyed much success since its establishment in 1962 by Arthur Bennett, who is the grandfather of the current Managing Director, Gavin Bennett.
With a continuously growing modern fleet of high specification, environmentally friendly vehicles, the operator offers its services for use on private hire, day excursions and school bus services.