Operators urged to bid for Scottish bus retrofit funding17 January 2019

Operators in Scotland have until 1 March to apply for funding from the Scottish government to upgrade buses and coaches to Euro VI standards.

The reminder comes from emissions control systems maker Eminox, whose SCRT system is one of a range of technologies meeting the requirements of the £7.89 million Bus Emissions Abatement Retrofit (BEAR) fund.

Applications are considered on a first come, first served basis (see link below for more details). Phase one has already seen 47 buses upgraded.

Bids must include retrofit solutions approved by the Clean Vehicle Retrofit Accreditation Scheme (CVRAS) – Eminox was the first to be awarded this accreditation, for its SCRT system (pictured).

The funding will cover up to 60% of costs for equipment and installation, maintenance and AdBlue, warranty for the retrofitted equipment, telematics and data relating to the retrofitted equipment, and bus cover, training and pre-installation work.

Eminox says its SCRT technology has been used on more than 4,500 vehicles to date.

Carlos Vicente, retrofit sales director at Eminox, says: “This funding is a great opportunity for operators to obtain financial assistance to futureproof their fleets. Retrofit SCRT technology can be used to upgrade your vehicles and bring them up to the Euro VI standards that will be required to enter many major cities adopting clean air zones.”

He adds: “It is crucial for these operators to act now and benefit from the funding the Scottish government is offering, to enable them to upgrade their vehicles in time for the changes.”

Laura Cork

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