EM will use the new Mercedes Benz Euro 6 Arocs across its London contracts.
Euro 6 is the new emissions standard for heavy duty vehicles registered from 1 January 2014. As well as being cleaner, the new gritters are expected to be 5% more fuel efficient and achieve AdBlue savings of between 20% and 40%.
EM Highways, previously known as Enterprise Mouchel, is the road maintenance subsidiary of the consulting engineer Mouchel.
EM local authority service director Mitesh Solanki 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.”
The new vehicles were supplied through SHB Hire. Body work was done by Econ.