Deadline approaching for £8million Scottish retrofit funding

The deadline for operators to bid for a share of the £7.89million Bus Emissions Abatement Retrofit (BEAR) phase 2 fund is fast-approaching. The first phase saw funding for 47 bus upgrades, and operators have until 1 March to submit their bids for the second tranche.

Eminox points out that its SCRT systems meet the requirements stipulated by BEAR to upgrade buses and coaches to Euro 6 emissions standards, and was one of the first to be approved by the Clean Vehicle Retrofit Accreditation Scheme (CVRAS).

The funding will cover up to 60 per cent of the costs including equipment and installation, maintenance and AdBlue, warranty for retrofitted equipment, telematics, and training and pre-installation work.

Eminox’s SCRT technology has already been used in upgrades of more than 4,500 vehicles and it was part of the £86million Transport for London programme to upgrade 5,000 buses.

“This funding is a great opportunity for operators to obtain financial assistance to future-proof their fleets,” says Carlos Vicente, retrofit sales director, Eminox. “Retrofit SCRT technology can be used to upgrade your vehicles and bring them up to the Euro 6 standards that will be required to enter many major cities adopting clean air zones.”