Solo pair for Mullany’s

Watford based Mullany’s Coaches has received a pair of 9.7m Optare Solo SRs for use on local services. Each of the buses has 37 Ster seats, a fold out wheelchair ramp and a Mercedes-Benz OM904LA 154bhp engine matched to an Allison 2100 Series five-speed automatic transmission.

Mullany’s Coaches General Manager, Tim Rampling, said, ‘We chose the Solo SR because of our good experience with earlier models and its reputation for fuel efficiency. The new SR model has also got great eye-catching kerb appeal and we’re already getting positive comments from drivers and passengers about what some have described as the “wow” factor! From an operational point of view we are always seeking to cut our costs and along with good fuel returns from the Mercedes engine, the Optare EcoDrive system will also help us by encouraging better driver performance, particularly in ways that improve fuel efficiency. This should also bring significant passenger benefits in terms of a more comfortable and safer travelling experience.’

Optare supplied the Solos.

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