More than one hundred buses on routes into Bristol and Bath will be made cleaner thanks to a £2.48 million funding boost.

Using the latest technology, the money will help retrofit 166 buses to reduce the amount of Nitrogen Dioxide and other harmful pollutants being released into the air by up to 94%.

Cllr Kye Dudd, Cabinet Member for Transport at Bristol City Council, said: “This £2.48 million of funding will help us to continue our programme of retrofitting our bus fleet to reduce harmful emissions in the region. The upgrade of 166 buses is a huge step closer to our aim of a clean bus fleet by 2020, contributing to our efforts of making Bristol a healthier place to live and work.”

The 166 buses will be fitted with Selective Catalytic Reduction Technology, upgrading them from Euro IV/V standard to Euro VI, which is the best environmental standard available.

Over 110 buses have already been retrofitted under a previous scheme, and we are also investing in 110 new biogas-powered buses, providing a further boost to improving air quality in the city.

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