Transport Scotland’s Bus Emissions Abatement Retrofit (BEAR)


The second phase of funding, totalling £7.89 million, is now available to licensed bus and coach operators, local authorities and community transport operators in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Dundee. The funding is available to support the upgrade of fleets to meet Euro VI emissions standards, this includes approved retrofit technologies, such as the Eminox SCRT® system.

SCRT technology is approved by the Clean Vehicle Retrofit Accreditation Scheme and can achieve real world Euro VI emissions levels. It has already been used to upgrade thousands of vehicles across the country and is part of the £86m programme to upgrade buses in London.

In addition to the Low Emission Zone (LEZ) introduced in Glasgow at the start of this year, Scottish government have announced plans to introduce a further three LEZs in Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Dundee by 2020.

With buses and coaches as the main target for these LEZs, this new programme offers operators the opportunity to meet Euro VI emissions levels before the new zones are enforced.
The final deadline for applications is 12 noon on 8 March 2019.

If you would like to apply or for more information, visit the Energy Saving Trust Website.