BEAR cleans up Scottish buses again

A second round of funding to help Scottish buses and coaches comply with Low Emission Zones has been announced.

In 2017/18 the Bus Emissions Abatement Retrofit (BEAR) Phase 1 scheme awarded funding for 47 buses to be converted to Euro VI in Air Quality Management Areas. Additional funding of £7.89m has now been allocated to the delivery of BEAR Phase 2 for Scottish bus and coach retrofitting in 2018/19. The programme aims to fit buses and coaches with Clean Vehicle Retrofit Accreditation Scheme (CVRAS) accredited retrofit technology to support the delivery of Scotland’s Low Emission Zones (LEZs).

BEAR applications are considered on a first come, first served basis. Administrator, Energy Saving Trust, is to communicate application outcome within ten working days of receipt. The final deadline for applications is 12 noon on 1 March 2019.

The grant funding can be used towards both primary and ancillary costs up to a maximum of £3,500,000 per bidder.

Visit for information on how to apply.



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