Evan Evans Tours has announced its first fully electric zero-emission motor coach on select itineraries, an industry first by a major sightseeing tour operator in London on fully guided day tours.
Guests can travel in comfort with the coach’s enhanced features include complimentary WI-FI, USB charging onboard and fully air- conditioned, all the while producing zero-emissions from transportation. Also, the vehicle is PSVAR compliant (The Public Service Vehicles Accessibility Regulations) which enables guests who are fully confined to a wheelchair, can travel onboard, as it is fitted with an electric chair lift.
Tom Macklin, Managing Director of Evan Evans Tours, said: “We are excited to be launching our first fully electric zero-emission motor coach to our valued guests from around the world who want to enjoy guided day tours around London while helping to reduce our carbon footprint.”
Macklin continued: “These first zero-emission tour departures are part of Evan Evans contribution to our sustainability strategy, How We TreadRight, which we share with our sister brands at The Travel Corporation.”
The electric coach can travel 200 miles on a full charge and Evan Evans will be offering select day tour departures including: Buckingham Palace and Royal Windsor Tour, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London, and select London Day Tours.
Shannon Guihan, Chief Sustainability Officer of The Travel Corporation (TTC), said: “This is a genuinely exciting first step towards our goal to achieve net zero. We are in the throes of having TTC’s science-based carbon reduction targets validated by the Science Based Targets Initiative and transitioning our fleet of vehicles will play a pivotal role in achieving our net zero ambition.”
And Guihan added: “We hope the introduction of Evan Evans first electric coach shows guests what’s possible and what they can expect from us.” she adds.