Busworld Europe

07 Jan 2020

ENVIRONMENT: SCANIA INTERLINK LNG ON EUROPEAN ROADS

ENVIRONMENT: SCANIA INTERLINK LNG ON EUROPEAN ROADS During the last two months of 2019 Scania has delivered the first Interlink LNG coach to Spanish customer Alsa, and 15 of those vehicles to operator TPER in Bologna (Italy). The Scania Interlink LNG is thus far the only European made long-haul coach using LNG. With this vehicle Alsa responds to the demand for alternative drivelines for the long distance transport.

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21 Dec 2019

PORTUGAL WELCOMES FIRST TWO ELECTRIC IRIZAR IE BUSES

PORTUGAL WELCOMES FIRST TWO ELECTRIC IRIZAR IE BUSES Bragança is the first Portuguese city to have two Irizar 10.8 metre ie buses on its roads. The operation in this Portuguese city is demanding given the complex geography of the city. With its presence in Portugal Irizar is continuing its strategy of consolidation in the European market with a presence in more than 7 countries already.

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13 Dec 2019

FLIXBUS PLEADS: “LOWER VAT ON BUS TICKETS”

FLIXBUS PLEADS: “LOWER VAT ON BUS TICKETS” A year ago Flixbus started in October a pilot project with an electric long distance bus line between Frankfurt am Main and Mannheim. This December it has stopped operating this line. Not only because of technical difficulties but also because Flixbus says that “current measures in the climate protection package envisage lowering VAT on train but not on bus tickets and that such a preference for other means of transport will most likely cost “FlixMobility” greater losses and less budget for pilot projects.”

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