Funding awarded to three technology suppliers to develop 17 coach retrofits

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The government has awarded almost £1m to three retrofit technology suppliers that, subject to contracts being signed, will nurture 17 coach applications and seven bus installations to allow older vehicles to achieve Euro 6 emission levels.

Baumot, Eminox and Proventia will receive a total of £971,544 during 2018/19 and 2019/20, which will assist in the accreditation process.

It is being awarded via the Clean Vehicle Retrofit Accreditation Scheme, which was developed by the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) and the Energy Saving Trust.

Of the companies that will receive the money, two have revealed some of the vehicle types that will be dealt with.

The coach Euro 6 retrofit applications that Baumot will develop will be the Scania K 400 chassis with the DC-13 engine; DAF PR and MX engines; and Volvo B9R and B11R chassis.

Proventia will develop accredited retrofit equipment for DAF-engined Bova Futura, Temsa Safari and VDL Futura 2 models, and solutions for two other coaches. The exact models are all still under review, Proventia says.

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