Tackling the challenges of emissions compliance can seem daunting. However, with the latest solutions, the journey to net zero can be seamless and cost effective.

Eminox’s retrofit solutions can achieve the latest Euro 6 and Stage V emissions regulations, and ensure local authority plant and vehicles support Clean and Low Emission Zones (CAZ) now and in the future.

Managing fleets and plant equipment is a complex process before compliance with emissions regulations has even begun to be considered.

Yet, as the legislation begins to tighten across all types of equipment both on road, off road and Non-Road Mobile Machinery (NRMM), a growing number of local authorities are seeking straightforward solutions to make all vehicles and equipment comply with the latest emissions regulations.

Whether it is a desire by the local authority or required by law, for those that operate within Clean Air Zones (CAZs) or Ultra Low Emission Zones (ULEZ) the message is clear for those that are compliant. They are committed to protecting public health from harmful emissions and are actively seeking cost effective ways to find tangible solutions.

Whilst some CAZs are being delayed due to the impact of the pandemic, the Government still has a long-term strategy to improve air quality. For example, the Greater Manchester plan has now been delayed from May 2022. A new strategy for delivery will be shared in July 2022, with a non-negotiable direction for compliance in the shortest possible time, and by no later than 2026.

This demonstrates the Government’s ongoing commitment to improving air quality across our towns and cities, and we expect further CAZs and stricter compliance requirements in the not-too-distant future.

How compliance is achieved

So, how can older vehicles, that are not currently Euro 6/Stage V compliant, achieve those emissions standards?

Quite simply, those harmful emissions, such as Particulate Matter (PM) and Nitrogen Oxides (NOx), can easily be removed from vehicles and equipment with the retrofitting of an Exhaust Aftertreatment System (EATS), which combines a series of processes that clean exhaust gas before it is discharged into the atmosphere.

One key component of the vehicle or equipment exhaust and emissions management system is the Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF). It reduces emissions in diesel powered vehicles – in effect, making diesel clean – and captures and stores the particulate matter (PM), which has been proven to be harmful to health. A Euro 6/Stage V compliant DPF can remove as much as 98-99% of tailpipe particles meaning that compliance with the strictest guidelines is now achieved and public health is protected, complying with CAZ requirements and demonstrating a commitment to improving air quality in your local authority area.

Helping fleet managers

For anyone with responsibility to ensure vehicles are running efficiently, are compliant, and meet all legislative requirements, choosing solutions that deliver what is required and maximises cost efficiencies and revenue from a fleet is essential.

Retrofit is a straightforward solution that can extend the service life of vehicles, and is a viable solution for fleet operators and managers who need to keep vehicles on the road, but also need to ensure compliance is achieved and maintained.

Our tried and tested Eminox emissions solutions include market leading products, and these products bring reliability and cost efficiencies for fleets striving to be as environmentally friendly as possible. Successful partnerships to transform non-compliant fleets of PSVs and other sizeable vehicle providers have been achieved, and the team is available to support the transition of local authority fleets in a similar way.

Forward thinking, and known for its pioneering emissions solutions technologies, Eminox has a detailed understanding of vehicle emissions legislation and compliance. Developers and designers of technology to future proof vehicles, it shows why the retrofit of EATS and DPFs is a superb way of complying with emissions standards and efficient fleet management.

This article originally appeared in the summer issue of LAPV. If you would like to subscribe to our magazine and newsletter for free, then just click here.