The transition to a fully zero emission bus fleet is expected to take up to 20 years. One way of speeding this up is to replace existing diesel bus engines with a new zero emission drivetrain.
To ensure these ‘ZE Repowers’ meet similar high standards to new zero emission buses, Zemo has been commissioned by DfT to develop a Zero Emission Vehicle Repower Accreditation Scheme (ZEVRAS) for buses which will give government confidence in this solution, enabling operators to claim the 22p/km BSOG ZEB uplift.
Full Project Brief (members only)
Develop a Zero Emission Repower Accreditation Scheme for buses:
- Formation of project steering group and technical sub-group to develop ZEVRAS standards and regulations;
- Development of ZEB certification & accreditation process for repower suppliers;
- Application and guidance documents published on ZEVRAS webpage;
- Pilot a ZEVRAS validation programme.