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Get in the zone
04/05/2012 | Channel:
New London Emission Zone regulations are causing panic amongst fleet owners as suppliers of retrofit systems are struggling to deal with growing demand.
Many fleet owners that operate in and around the LEZ are leaving it late to get their vehicles retrofitted to comply with the Euro IV standard for particulate matter and face hefty fines when travelling into the capital.
Bedfordshire based Statham’s Motor Engineers, are working hard to upgrade vehicles and have been bombarded with daily enquires from panicked fleet owners who still aren’t sure whether to get retrofit systems installed or replace their vehicles with compliant models.
Owners John and Samantha Statham, realise that small businesses are set to lose money and time because of the new LEZ regulations and are doing all they can to meet the demands of affected fleet owners. John adds: “There is a lot of technical information required by suppliers to ensure they send us the correct systems otherwise many vehicles face further problems. Once the exhaust is fitted, we have to programme it using laptops so customers get texts alerts regarding the system.”