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25 Apr 2019

ACEA: EU DEMAND FOR BUSES AND COACHES DROPPED SHARPLY IN MARCH

ACEA: EU DEMAND FOR BUSES AND COACHES DROPPED SHARPLY IN MARCH In March 2019, commercial vehicle registrations increased for the third consecutive month (+4.1%) and +5.1% over the first quarter of 2019 as ACEA reports in her monthly update. With the exception of buses and coaches, all segments contributed to last month’s growth. In March 2019, EU demand for buses and coaches dropped sharply (‐4.9%), with the major EU markets posting strong declines. Double‐digit drops were recorded in Germany (‐30.0%), the United Kingdom (‐19.4%) and France (‐7.5%) last month.

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24 Apr 2019

BY EXQUI.CITY FROM BRUSSELS AIRPORT TO BUSWORLD EUROPE

BY EXQUI.CITY FROM BRUSSELS AIRPORT TO BUSWORLD EUROPE Flemish public transport operator De Lijn previously ordered 14 Van Hool Equi.City 'trambuses'. The first one made its maiden trip on a dedicated bus lane on 25 October 2019. The buses will be delivered this summer and go into service in September, right before the start of Busworld Brussels in Octobre. The 14 'trambuses' will operate between Brussels Airport Zaventem and Brussels Expo, where Busworld Europe will have its 25th (!) edition. Busworld visitors who arrive at the Brussels airport will have the opportunity to be a passenger on Belgium's first BRT like system.

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22 Apr 2019

MARCUS BREITSCHWERDT NEW HEAD OF MERCEDES-BENZ VANS

MARCUS BREITSCHWERDT NEW HEAD OF MERCEDES-BENZ VANS Marcus Breitschwerdt, currently Head of Marketing & Sales Mercedes-Benz Cars Europe, will be the new head of Mercedes-Benz Vans as of May 1, 2019. He succeeds Volker Mornhinweg (59), Head of Mercedes-Benz Vans, who after 39 years at Daimler AG will retire on May 1, 2019. Marcus Breitschwerdt (57), will report to Wilfried Porth, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG; Human Resources and Director of Labor Relations, Mercedes-Benz Vans, as Volker Mornhinweg did before.

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21 Apr 2019

MERCEDES-BENZ IS DOING WELL IN POLAND

MERCEDES-BENZ IS DOING WELL IN POLAND Mercedes-Benz is doing well in Poland. Two months ago it signed a contract for the delivery of 48 buses and now the German bus manufacturer signed a contract for the supply of 50 Mercedes-Benz Citaro city buses to the city of Wroclaw. These 50 Citaro G articulated buses are 18.13 metres long and provide space for up to 140 passengers each, ideal for routes with a high volume of passengers.

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