Chris Butcher, global sales and marketing director at Eminox, says the system provides operators with a proven route to complying with London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ, which will demand at least Euro 6 exhaust emission standards), due to come into force from September 2020, or possibly earlier.
“We are encouraging bus operators to visit our stand to find out about the SCRT upgrade option, so they can start planning now to achieve ULEZ compliance,” states Butcher.
“Retrofit technology will be an attractive option for many operators, as it can meet the new standards at a fraction of the cost of buying a new vehicle.”
Eminox SCRT also offers a solution for the proposed Clean Air Zones (CAZ) in Birmingham, Leeds, Nottingham, Derby and Southampton, he says.
CAZs are set to be implemented by 2020 and DEFRA plans indicate that buses and coaches will be included in these requirements.
Eminox has successfully retrofitted more than 3,500 vehicles with its SCRT technology, through working with local authorities, passenger transport executives and bus and operators.
The ULEZ rules allow retrofitted vehicles, if they meet new emissions standards equivalent to Euro 6, based on real-world operation, with an additional NO2 limit.
The limits are: Nitrogen Oxides (NOx): 0.5 g/km, Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) 0.1 g/km, Particulate Matter (PM) 0.01 g/km and Particulate Number (PN) 6.0×1011 /km.