Transport Scotland’s Bus Emissions Abatement Retrofit (BEAR)


The first phase of funding, totaling £1.6 million, is now available for bus operators in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Dundee, to support Euro VI upgrades their fleets.  The funding is available for approved retrofit technologies including 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.

Scottish government has previously announced plans to introduce four Low Emissions Zones (LEZ) including Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Dundee. The first zone, likely to be Glasgow, will be introduced by the end of 2018, with the rest to follow by 2020.

With buses likely to be a target for these Low Emission Zones (LEZ), this new programme offers bus operators the opportunity to meet Euro VI emissions levels before the new zones are enforced.

The deadline for BEAR applications is 2nd March, for more details visit the Energy Saving Trust Website.