The headline news in the UK air quality plan, published on 26 June 2017, was the intention to stop sales of new petrol and diesel cars and vans from 2040, but what can be done to improve air quality now? The plan backs the use of innovative retrofit technologies like Eminox SCRT, that can reduce emissions by 99%.
The government has now published its draft Air Quality Plan, outlining how it will tackle air pollution, particularly nitrogen dioxide, in our towns and cities. The draft plan is for consultation, with the final plan due for publication by 31 July.
The most-polluting vehicles will have to meet tought emissions stansards or pay a daily charge to drive within central London from 8 April 2019 under bold proposals announced today by the Mayor of London.
Sadiq Khan is also proposing to expand the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ), across Greater London for heavy diesel vehicles, including buses, coaches and lorries, in 2020.
Eminox will be joining local authorities and bus operators for the Low Emission Bus Workshop in Manchester on 30th March. The event, organsied by the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership, will cover a range of topics including Clean Air Zones and other low emission bus policies. There will be a chance to hear real world operational experiences of low emission bus technologies and speak to experts, including the Eminox team.
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) is calling on bus operators to take faster action on updating their fleets, as new figures show upgrading London’s buses with Euro VI vehicles could cut NOx emissions produced by buses in the capital by up to 75%.
At the SMMT media briefing, Eminox outlined the retrofit option for achieving Euro VI level emissions, alongside other panellists from First Bus, Optare, Cummins and BYD.
On 2 November 2016, ClientEarth won its High Court case against the Government over its failure to tackle illegal air pollution across the UK.
Visitors to Eminox Limited’s stand (B16) at EUROBUS expo 2016, NEC, Birmingham, will be able to find out how the company’s SCRT® retrofit technology provides them with an effective route to complying with London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ).
Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, has launched a series of consultations to ask Londoners about their views on proposals to improve air quality in the Capital.
Retrofitting buses will be a cost effective alternative to new vehicles. Plans for London ULEZ and the five other CAZ, all incorporate options for a retrofit alternative. The Eminox SCRT retrofit system has been shown to cut NO2 by 96.7%, along with NOx (95%), PM (98.8%), HC (98.1%) and CO (96.5%).
Weldex, the UK’s largest crawler crane hire company, has retrofitted three of its crawler cranes with Continuously Regenerating Trap (CRT®) diesel particulate filters (DPFs) from Eminox, to make them compliant for use in the London NRMM Low Emission Zone (LEZ).
Workshops which choose to supply an Eminox DPF, can be reassured that they are supplying the quality and peace of mind expected from the OEM dealer within a cost-saving package which will fully support the independent aftermarket network.
The Eminox replacement DPF range covers more than 70% of light commercial vehicles factory fitted with a unit and regulated by Euro 4 emissions standards. Parts dealers and distributors will benefit from each filter being supplied in a box, with all of the fitting components included and a booklet giving diagnostic assistance.
Clean diesel technology is available and working in the real world on the latest Euro VI heavy duty vehicles.
It can even be retrofitted to older vehicles to bring them up to this high standard.
Commercial vehicle emissions specialist Eminox has launched its first range of high quality direct fit replacement Diesel Particulate Filters (DPFs) for light commercial vehicles.