Travelling by bus is already a really green way to travel and Nottingham City Transport has had one of the youngest and most environmentally friendly bus fleets in the country for a long time.
But, with ambitious government targets to reduce CO2 emissions by 80% by 2050 and a need to improve air quality locally by 2020, it’s time for us to go even greener!
Working in partnership with Nottingham City Council, Scania, Alexander Dennisand Roadgas, with part funding from OLEV (Office of Low Emission vehicles), we’re running the largest fleet of bio-gas double deck buses in the world!
Launched in 2017, these super environmentally friendly bio-gas buses reduce CO2 emissions by up to 84%* compared to an equivalent brand new diesel double deck bus.
Exhaust Treatment on Existing Diesel Buses
185 Nottingham City Transport diesel buses are being retrofitted with technology that will see the fleet’s tailpipe emissions reduce by 90%.
Nottingham City Council secured £2.6m funding in 2018 from DEFRA’s Clean Bus Technology Fund, with a further successful bid by Nottinghamshire County Council bringing the total to over £3m.
Retrofitting diesel vehicles involves fitting a new tank and making alterations to the exhaust.
Baumot’s technology removes Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) and particulate (PM) emissions from vehicles. NOx and PM air pollutions cause a large number of premature deaths which can be prevented with Baumot’s BNOx system, where NOx emissions are reduced by 90%.
The process will reduce Nitrogen Dioxide emissions by around 73 tonnes a year, and the emission of Particulate Matter by around half a tonne over the same period.
The first bus to be fitted with this technology was launched in June 2018 and is shown below. Read more here.