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November 07 2018

New funding for Euro 6 in Scotland

A £7.8m fund to help bus operators in Scotland comply with low emission zones (LEZs) has opened at

The second phase of the Bus Emissions Abatement Retrofit Programme “will significantly off-set the financial costs associated with the installation of accredited retrofitting technology to reduce emissions, and will contribute to the fitting of technology to monitor air quality from buses.”

The first phase of the BEAR Programme in early 2018 made £1.6m available to retrofit technology, to reduce NOx emissions from older diesel buses to achieve the latest Euro 6 standard.

Additionally, a total of £518k has been awarded to Dundee City Council, City of Edinburgh Council and Glasgow City Council to support work to introduce LEZs.

For the public, a new website – – has also been launched to provide national information on LEZs in Scotland.

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