Press Releases - Retrofit
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It’s London’s key project for the future of the city – a milestone for the environment. HJS is to make London’s city buses cleaner. Together with its English partner EEL, the German SME has won the contract to retrofit the metropolis’ fleet. London’s mayor, Sadiq Khan, has kept his promise. The Greater London Authority is freeing up significant funds to make the city’s buses cleaner and to improve air quality.
Bus routes criss-cross every neighbourhood of our towns and cities, but not all of the buses servicing them are clean. Germany’s federal government has decided to invest a billion euros in order to reduce levels of nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions. Retrofitting SCR systems is both ecologically worthwhile and economically smart. HJS’s technology is capable of removing almost all nitrogen oxides from diesel exhausts.
Over the last 12 months, diesel-powered vehicles have been in the public eye on an almost daily basis – and even demands for a total ban on diesels are frequently to be heard. Today already, only vehicles that comply with the emissions stipulations of the low emission zones (LEZs) in force in many European cities and towns are allowed to enter these built-up areas. In Germany, the media has been hotly debating a proposal made by the Federal Minister for the Environment, Barbara Hendricks, to introduce a blue sticker specifically for diesel vehicles. The proposals of a committee of experts that has been set up and the outcome remain to be seen.
Diesel-powered vehicles are once again the focus of discussions concerning emissions – and some people are even demanding a total ban for diesels. Today already, only vehicles that comply with the emissions stipulations of the low emission zones (LEZs) in force in many European cities and towns are allowed to enter these built-up areas.
Dieselgate, EU infringement proceedings, a flood of lawsuits against local authorities due to massive immission levels – the stream of negative headlines concerning "diesel pollutant emissions" has been constant for months.