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Daimler at IAA: Why buses are so attractive

The optional glass roof on the Setra TopClass range.

Of all the trade associations representing vehicle manufacturers in Europe, Germany’s Verband der Automobilindustrie is in a league of its own.

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Transports Publics Exhibition: No diesel please; we are French

The rear of the Businova hybrid electric vehicle. The drive is in the compartment beneath the rear lounge.

The Transports Publics Exhibition takes place in Paris every two years at the Porte de Versailles Center.

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Alexander Dennis drives on

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Finding its headquarters at Falkirk, Scotland, “full to bursting” and urgently needing more space, Alexander Dennis held a major press conference in May at its new facility at Larbert, about four miles away.

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Solaris had a record year

An Urbino 18 MetroStyle Bus Rapid Transit vehicle for Paris.

By Doug Jack With headquarters and two factories near the city of Poznan in Western Poland, Solaris is one of the more innovative bus builders in the world. Last year the company sold 1,302 vehicles, the highest number to date in its 18-year history. “We owe last year’s success to our customers who rely on […]

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Cummins grows in Europe

Above: Alexander Dennis supplies hundreds of these buses to Hong Kong with Cummins engines.

It has become apparent for some years that Cummins is a growing force in the European bus and coach industry. This view was reinforced at Busworld Kortrijk in Belgium last October.

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Europe launches the ZeEUS project

An Irizar bus for the ZeEUS project.

UITP recently launched Zero Emission Urban bus System (ZeEUS), a major milestone for greener urban transport.

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The French bus market remains strong

Iveco Bus launched the articulated Urbanway city bus.

The RNTP public transport exhibition took place in Bordeaux, France in November. The weather was warm and the atmosphere very convivial.

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Comvex showcases Turkey’s expanding bus industry

The top-of-the-range Mercedes-Benz Travego is built in Turkey.

I went to Turkey to visit a factory and catch up with developments in the market. My trip included attending the Comvex exhibition.

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Busworld Kortrijk goes electric

The new Temsa LD13IC, a low deck 13-meter intercity bus.

Luc Glorieux founded the first exhibition exclusively for buses and coaches in the small west-Belgium city of Kortrijk in 1971.

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Comtrans offers a new view of Russia

An interurban coach from NefAZ, a subsidiary of KamAZ.

While many of you were probably at BusCon in Chicago, I went in a completely different direction to Comtrans in Moscow.

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