Eminox retrofit kit now for Elite-bodied Volvo B9R

Plaxton, in conjunction with exhaust aftertreatment specialist, Eminox, has concluded trials that will enable an Elite coach on a Volvo B9R chassis to be converted to Euro VI specification.

Jamie MacIntosh, Used Vehicle Sales Manager at Plaxton and ADL, said that extended trials have now validated a retrofit system that will enable Volvo B9R Euro V coaches to meet Euro VI emissions standards and comply with London’s forthcoming ULEZ, as well as the growing number of clean air zones throughout the UK.

He said: “We’ve been working closely with Eminox, currently the only approved supplier of a Clean Vehicle Retrofit Accreditation Scheme certified at Euro VI for coaches, and we now have a bespoke solution.

“While this project has been specifically about a bespoke system for the ADL Plaxton Elite body, Eminox’s approved B9R system has been developed to upgrade other bodies such as the Leopard and Panther.”

Martin Dunleavy, General Manager of Used Bus and Coach Sales at ADL, said: “These trials have been an overwhelming success and we look forward to taking the product further. The outcome also represents a real boost for the second-hand coach market as many operators have been caught in a quandary about writing off perfectly good coaches or investing in full-price new models. Now they have a meaningful, cost-efficient option.”

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