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Operators give thumbs down to Scots bus retrofit grant rate

BUSES

Andrew Forster
01 February 2019
Grant payments for bus retrofit vary between countries because governments have taken different approaches to applying EU?state aid rules
Grant payments for bus retrofit vary between countries because governments have taken different approaches to applying EU?state aid rules

 

Transport Scotland’s programme to bring buses up to Euro VI emission standards by installing retrofit emission systems is being hampered by the low grant rate available to operators. 

The cost to retrofit a bus with emissions abatement technology, such as a selective catalytic reduction trap (SCRT), is about £15,000-£20,000. Bus companies say the Government should  pay the full cost because operators gain no commercial benefit from the investment....

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