02 July 2018
Silverstone Park based company Baumot’s low carbon vehicle technology has been chosen by Nottingham City Transport to help its buses meet stringent new air quality controls as mandated by the Government.
Baumot’s highly advanced BNOx system is capable of reducing commercial vehicle exhaust emissions by 90%.
The system, developed at Baumot’s UK HQ at Silverstone Park, will now be retro-fitted to 180 buses in Nottingham to ensure they meet Euro VI standards by 2020.
Gary Mason, Engineering Director, Nottingham City Transport commented: “Over 16% of our fleet is bio-gas which is the greenest on the road and all our fleet will be upgraded with technology that reduces emissions by 90% by 2020; this will see all NCT buses meet Euro VI standards.
“After careful consideration of products in the market we selected the Baumot BNOx system due to the innovative approach in its exhaust after treatment, providing a best-in-class solution to upgrade our Euro V buses.”
Bert Pierlings, Managing Director, Baumot UK, said: “We are very proud to have won this contract and it’s significant for us in the UK market.
“NCT’s commitment to environmental issues and their green credentials highlights the merits of selecting our technology to help them meet the Government’s forthcoming emission standards.”
Baumot is one of six high tech businesses to have so far taken advantage of 125,000 sq ft of new industrial units built at Silverstone Park by developer MEPC to either relocate or expand.
The units come with the added attraction of Enterprise Zone status – this means considerable rates relief for businesses, enabling them to reinvest funds to press ahead with growth plans.
Baumot re-located its UK HQ to Silverstone Park in September 2017 and cited the estate’s connections with the surrounding Silverstone Technology Cluster and facilities – such as a world-class metrology facility – among its reasons.
Its technology, which removes nitrogen oxide (NOx) and particulate (PM) emissions from vehicles, is seen as cutting edge in the low carbon market place.