Deadline day looms just two weeks away to bid for a share of the £30m Clean Bus Technology Fund (CBTF) as a way to help local authorities improve air quality in the UK.
With around 50,000 people in the UK dying prematurely each year due to air pollution, it is crucial that all options are considered. Retrofitting existing buses, with the help of the CBTF, can provide a cost-effective solution to roadside air pollution.
The £30m CBTF can be used to retrofit more than 1,500 buses with equipment such as Eminox SCRT, bringing them to real-world Euro VI standards.
“Eminox has developed near zero emission technology in our SCRT, which can significantly reduce pollution from existing heavy duty vehicles, such as buses, as well as consistently monitor its performance in real time data,”
said Eminox International Business Development Manager Carlos Vicente.
Bids for the CBTF need to be submitted by midday November 17th with successful bids being announced in January 2018.
The UK manufactured SCRT is currently the only technology to be approved by the Clean Vehicle Retrofit Accreditation Scheme (CVRAS), which is a compulsory requirement for the CBTF.