Published on 12.11.2013
During Busworld 2013 in Kortrijk, the Swedish company Byberg & Nordin and VDL Bus & Coach signed a contract for the delivery of 44 VDL vehicles. With no fewer than 27 Futuras FMD2, it is the first major order for the new model within the Futura family. The order also includes 4 Futuras FHD2, 8 Citeas LLE and 5 MidEuros. The buses and coaches, equipped with Euro 6 engines, will be put in service in the Swedish county of Västernorrland in mid-2014. All the vehicles will be used for public transport services.
Published on 26.10.2013
Two exhibitions – and two completely different award-winners: at the Busworld 2013 bus exhibition in Kortrijk the new Setra 500 TopClass was given the “Coach of the Year” award by the European jury that issues this award, while the Russian Golaz-5251 Voyage coach won the title of “Bus of the Year” at the thirteenth annual “Best Commercial Vehicle of the Year in Russia” contest held within the framework of the Comtrans 2013 commercial vehicle show.
Published on 18.10.2013
Held on the eve of the Busworld exhibition, the world’s largest bus and cloach exhibition, was again the European Coach Week. Six buses and twelve coaches were participating in this competition, which was one of the biggest ever. All participants were first going hrough a number of tests and observations executed by several teams of experienced field jury members. A main jury had the final vote.
Published on 17.10.2013
For this year’s edition of Busworld a new award was installed: the innovation labels. They are issued to products entered by manufacturers of components and accessories, which are clearly innovative. Entering products for this award is open to every manufacturer or supplier which is an exhibitor at Busworld. For this year’s editon of this award some two dozen products were entered.
Published on 02.09.2013
The interest is growing in energy-efficient vehicles that are able to operate completely or partly on electricity. At Busworld Kortrijk, one of the news from Volvo is the articulated version of the company’s successful hybrid bus. Lower energy consumption, lower environmental impact, cleaner exhaust and more silent operation are properties that are highly interesting to both bus operators and society. Accordingly, demand is rapidly increasing for transport solutions using vehicles that operate completely or partly on electricity. For Volvo Buses, electromobility is the road to the future.