SCANIA: DEMAND FOR BUSES AND COACHES SLIGHTLY LOWER IN FIRST 9 MONTHS
Scania report over the first 9 months of this year an increase in net sales by 15 percent to SEK 113,815 million (10,7 billion Euros) but the demand for buses and coaches is slightly lower. Earnings in the first nine months of 2019 rose to SEK 13,889 million (1,3 billion Euros) which gave an operating margin of 12.2 percent.Read article
SECOND LIFE FOR IRIZAR BATTERIES
Through a collaboration with partner Ibil, Irizar is providing a second life for the batteries and the power electronics Irizar produces and installs in its buses. After their useful lives in buses has ended the batteries will be reused as storage elements in the electric vehicle charging stations that Ibil is deploying in Repsol service stations.Read article
A successful Busworld Academy in Brussels!
Busworld and Busworld Foundation are looking back at a very successful Busworld Academy last week.
Busworld Academy Director Jan Deman: “ We had high-level seminars with high-quality speakers and a high attendance, what more could we wish for?”
EKONTROL DRIVE MULTI-SPEED ELECTRIC DRIVE UNIT
eKontrol Drive Technology Co is a manufacturer of electric and hybrid powertrains and is based in Suzhou, China. At Busworld it showed a 4-speed drive unit for longitudinal installation. The drive unit utilises two high-speed electric engines, which are enhanced performance units from eKontrol's product portfolio.Read article
TRADITIONS RESPECTED: THE BUSWORLD AWARD GALA
The first day at Busworld is always the Busworld Award Gala Evening, this time at the Brussels Expo. A quick overview of the winners. The Coach of the Year 2020 award was presented to Rudi Kuchta and Jan Aichinger of MAN Bus by Tom Terjesen, president of the International Coach and Bus of the Year Jury. This consists of trade journalists from 22 countries. The Lion's Coach has made a major evolution in its existence. The current generation is equipped with a Euro 6d D2676 470 hp version of the 13-liter engine and a Tipmatic robotised gearbox.Read article