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Electric bus developments in Europe

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 […]

Daimler reveals plans for the future

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.

The London Bus Summit

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. expanding rapidly

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.

UK leads with flywheel hybrids

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

Daimler at IAA: Why buses are so attractive

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

Transports Publics Exhibition: No diesel please; we are French

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

Alexander Dennis drives on

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.

Solaris had a record year

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 […]

Cummins grows in Europe

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.