Grey-Green fits limiters for economy and image
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LONDON based Grey-Green Coaches is having Econocruise top-speed limiters fitted to 26 of its latest coaches. The coaches, which will be used on scheduled services to Germany as well as private hire work, will be restricted to a maximum speed of 104km/h(65rnph).
General manager John Pycroft says that setting the top speed at 104km/h(65mph) rather than 112km/h(70mph) should save Grey-Green considerable fuel. He believes that the 8km/h(5 mph) difference equates to eight per cent higher fuel consumption at top cruising speed.
He also expects benefits in reduced vehicle wear and thus maintenance costs.
Pycroft also feels that the restricted-speed coaches will be good for the company image. His coaches will not now be inadvertently capable of exceeding the speed limit on motorways.
The limiters will be fitted to 18 Volvo BlOMs, six Leyland Royal Tigers and two Neoplan Plaxton doubledeckers.