Vehicle retrofit webinars to help prepare for Scotland’s Low Emission Zones
Low Emission Zones (LEZs), which set emission standards on certain road spaces, are expected to be introduced in Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow by the end of May 2022.
The aim of LEZs is to improve air quality. Older, more polluting vehicles that do not meet the proposed minimum emission standards will face a penalty if they enter an LEZ. While certain exemptions will be made, it is important that people who use and travel to these areas frequently for work purposes are aware of the implications for their business.
The Energy Saving Trust is hosting free webinars to help businesses prepare for the LEZs, specifically those that use Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) and Light Commercial Vehicles (LCVs). These online sessions will give information about LEZs and about the Clean Vehicle Retrofit Accreditation Scheme (CVRAS). CVRAS addresses the air pollution emissions from buses, coaches, heavy goods vehicles, mini-buses, taxis and vans and can provide businesses with approved retrofit solutions, which will improve vehicles’ Euro emission standards to ensure they are LEZ compliant. The webinar will also give information about the LEZ Support Fund grants made available by the Scottish Government to help businesses meet LEZ entry standards.
Details of the two webinars can be found below:
Get LEZ ready with Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) and Refuse Collection Vehicle (RCV) retrofit solutions
30 September 2021, 10.30am – 12 noon
This webinar is designed to raise awareness of LEZs and encourage those businesses operating HGVs/RCVs to consider their options now to avoid future penalties.
You will hear from a range of experts in the field, who will discuss LEZ plans in Aberdeen and Glasgow, approved retrofit solutions and their expected results and the funding available.
If you operate HGVs or RCVs, please click here to register and read more about this webinar.
Get LEZ ready with Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) retrofit solutions
14 October 2021, 2 – 3.30pm
This webinar is designed to raise awareness of LEZs and encourage those businesses operating LCVs to consider their options now to avoid future penalties.
Experts will discuss LEZ plans for Dundee and Edinburgh, approved retrofit solutions and their expected results and available funding.
If you operate LCVs, please click here to register and read more about this webinar.
For more information on the webinars and the funding available please visit energysavingtrust.org.uk/breathe-new-life-into-your-old-vehicle/
More information on Scotland’s Low Emission Zones and how you can prepare can be found at lowemissionzones.scot/about