Focus On : Bus and coach

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While their purpose may be ferrying people rather than goods, underneath all of those seats, PSVs (passenger service vehicles) are trucks at heart.

That means that they share the same components: diesel-based drivelines, air brakes and special tyres, to name a few.

As buses traverse mostly urban roads, regulatory pressures on emissions, for example, are even greater than HGVs. That means an increasing interest in alternative fuels and emissions reduction technology.

Still, the sector spans quite a range of vehicle types, from Sprinter van conversions up to three-axle double-deckers, from city-centre tourbuses to long-distance coaches.

One recent trend in coach building is a luxury specification, covering passenger conveniences such as USB charging points and leather seats.

News
27/01/2020

Top marks for school bus

Taunton School has taken delivery of the UK’s first 57-seater Scania ...
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27/01/2020

Air-filtering buses update

Bus operator Go-Ahead Group is rolling out its ‘air-filtering bus’ (AFB) ...
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20/01/2020

Hyundai electric van plans

Hyundai and sister company Kia Motors have announced a €100 million ...
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20/01/2020

Clean funding for York buses

City of York Council has awarded £1.6 million in funding to five bus ...
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15/01/2020

Two electric buses for Glasgow

First Glasgow has taken delivery of two all-electric Enviro200 EV buses, ...
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Scottish Citylink £7m upgrade - 10/01/2020
Accessible coach options - 10/01/2020
New intercity bus tyre range - 08/01/2020
Five additions for Horseman - 23/12/2019
EvoBus hooks up with Eaton - 12/12/2019

Features
06/01/2020

Computer bus

Later this year, a single-decker will drive itself and passengers across ...
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05/11/2019

Focus on:hybrid buses

A BAE Systems hybrid bus in Brighton is said to be first UK route to use ...
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05/11/2019

Urban PSV drivelines' future

Outside of London, the future of public transport drivelines remains to be ...
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09/10/2019

Power politics

Engineering is not enough. Political and fiscal incentives will decide the ...
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09/10/2019

Space age

Using the lightest element in the universe, hydrogen, produces only energy ...
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Happy trails - 05/08/2019
Seeing double - 04/06/2019
TE Legal update, June 2019 - 04/06/2019
Further hope for hydrogen - 08/04/2019
Greening the fleet - 08/04/2019