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Letter From Europe

Europe turns to electric

A trolleybus in Zurich showing the extensive overhead wiring.

A growing view of city transport in Europe sees all-electric vehicles as the future.

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Nordic bus markets are booming

The VDL Citea low entry bus makes extensive use of composites. This is one of a large fleet being used by Arriva in the Stockholm area.

The Nordic public transport exhibition Persontrafik attracts exhibitors and visitors from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.

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A tale of two countries

The new integral tri-axle Irizar i6. A similar product will be seen in the US next year.

The exhibition season was in full swing in Europe toward the end of 2012 with the FIAA in Madrid, Spain and Euro Bus Expo in Birmingham, UK.

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The future is here at Hannover

Volvo will only offer hybrid drivelines of its 7900H city bus from the start of 2014.

Every two years, the northern German city of Hannover stages the IAA Exhibition, which typically occupies several very large halls and covers all kinds of commercial vehicles and components.

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Zurich votes for public transit

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Zurich Public Transport operates a highly efficient public transport system comprised of trams, trolleybuses, diesel buses and even a funicular railway.

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Transport wins at the London Olympics

A coach painted in the colors of one of the sponsors.

The United Kingdom took great pride in the outstanding success of the London Olympics.

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The world of buses and coaches for 2012

The latest Volvo 7900H hybrid bus is selling well.

Every two years, I research and write a large part of The World Bus & Coach Manufacturing Industry 2012 on the world’s bus and coach manufacturing industry.

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The Russian bus market revisited

One of these newly re-styled PAZ -3204 city midibuses may run on gasoline, which happen to be more tolerant of cold winter conditions.

Since reporting on the Comtrans exhibition in Russia last September, I recently attended Busworld Russia in Nizhny Novgorod located about 300 miles east of Moscow.

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Perspective on North America

The New Citaro is now entering production in Germany.

Daimler delivers a wake-up call and Alexander Dennis teams with New Flyer.

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Busworld Turkey sets records

The trailer section of a Conecto articulated bus under construction in the factory near Istanbul.

I make no apology for writing about the Turkish market and industry for the second time in less than a year.

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