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Air quality report signals urgent need for nationwide retrofitting

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Today’s Environmental Audit Committee report is an urgent call for the transport industry to clean up its act. Heavy vehicle specialists GreenUrban Technologies is calling on fleet owners to act now, ahead of an impending shift in legislation.

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PRESS RELEASE

Air quality report signals urgent need for nationwide retrofitting

14 November 2011 - Today’s Environmental Audit Committee report is an urgent call for the transport industry to clean up its act.

The Environmental Audit Committee sharply criticised the UK’s failure to meet EU standards on air pollution, calling for the creation of a network of Low Emission Zones (LEZ) across the country.

Heavy vehicle specialists GreenUrban Technologies have been working to educate fleet operators about the impending shift in legislation.

“With air quality legislation intensifying, fleet owners need to prepare for changes now,” said Nigel Standley, GreenUrban’s CEO.

“An industry shift is imminent,” added Standley. “What today’s report shows is that London isn’t a one off and fleet operators across the country need to take notice.”

“Rather than playing catch-up with the bureaucrats in Brussels and London, operators should prepare for changes now.”

Transport for London (TfL) has estimated that 10,000 vehicles are still to be retrofitted ahead of London’s LEZ extension in January. Businesses are clearly not prepared and as stringent legislation comes into play the needs of fleet owners need to be considered.

“The industry needs to wake up so they’re not left with last-minute unbudgeted costs,” commented Standley.

“Despite the fact that our technology is one of the lowest cost solutions, tailored to owners, with minimum vehicle downtime, it’s still a big consideration. Businesses need to be planning and prepared for it now.”

By taking a smarter approach to reducing emissions GreenUrban saves customers money through fuel saving and improved efficiency.

The company’s EcoTrap reduces particulate output from diesel engine vehicles by over 95%, making them fully LEZ-compliant.

“The industry needs to wake up so they’re not left with last-minute unbudgeted costs,” commented Standley.

“Despite the fact that our technology is one of the lowest cost solutions, tailored to owners, with minimum vehicle downtime, it’s still a big consideration. Businesses need to be planning and prepared for it now.”

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