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Irizar is a unique manufacturer

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I recently visited the headquarters and principal factory of Irizar. It is in the mountainous Basque region of Northern Spain, about 40 miles from the beautiful coastal city of San Sebastian. The highway climbs gradually through hilly terrain with higher mountains visible in the distance. On every flat piece of land there are either factories […]

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Alternative drives were prominent at IAA

Mercedes-Benz CityPilot autonomous bus.

The 66th IAA Exhibition took place in the northern German city of Hannover in September. Fortunately, the weather in Hannover was still quite warm and there wasn’t a drop of rain. This vast event is almost certainly the largest commercial vehicle exhibition in the world, with products ranging from vans, minibuses, buses and coaches, up […]

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The Turkish bus industry is in great health

A low floor city bus with Euro 6 engine by Güleryüz.

  Turkey is a fascinating country of 77 million where only 3 percent of the land lies in Europe at its eastern extremity. The other 97 percent is one of the western-most parts of Asia. While the capital, city of Ankara, lies firmly on the Asian side on Anatolian plateau, Istanbul is the largest city […]

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Mercedes-Benz launches autonomous city bus

Hands and feet free! Note the screen on the pillar giving the driver a view of everything alongside and behind the bus.

Mercedes-Benz launches autonomous city bus Friends who work in Daimler Buses sometimes express regret that their company does not appear to be keeping pace with European competitors on the development of transit buses with alternative fuels and driveline technology. I can understand their concerns, but the company has forged ahead with very strong sales of […]

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Electric bus developments in Europe

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Electric bus developments in Europe Before getting into the main theme of this article, it was amazing to read a recent report by IDTechEx, a respected research organization which has offices on both sides of the Atlantic. Over here, it is based in the beautiful old university city of Cambridge. They predicted that the electric […]

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Daimler reveals plans for the future

The launch of the Citaro FuelCELL-Hybrid, the third generation.

Daimler Buses is no longer the largest global manufacturer of buses and coaches in unit terms, having been overtaken by China’s Yutong. However, Daimler Buses is almost certainly the largest in terms of value.

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The London Bus Summit

The new generation Alexander Dennis Enviro200 midibus.

A UK Bus Summit took place in London on February 12 with the Secretary of State for Transport giving the introductory speech. It is hard to believe the last such conference was held back in 1999.

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PolskiBus.com expanding rapidly

The launch was held in front of the Palace of Culture, a gift from Stalin to the people of Poland.

Over the years, I have reported on Stagecoach, Europe’s most successful land passenger transport company, which Sir Brian Souter and his sister, Ann Gloag, co-founded in 1980.

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UK leads with flywheel hybrids

One of 14 new buses with the GKN Gyrodrive.

There are more hybrid buses in operation in the United Kingdom than in any other European country.

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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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