Focus On : Bus and coach


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.


UK e-bus assembly by BYD ADL

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Wrightbus's NI H2 bus delivery

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ADL Enviro400ER plug-in hybrid

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4-wheelchair Plaxton Leopard

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Go-Ahead's North East e-buses

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Orion 27-seater from Mellor - 11/11/2020
ADL delivers first Berlin bus - 23/10/2020
Newport's 15 electric buses - 21/10/2020
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Ride-hailing minibus services

Some regular bus routes have been scaled back because of COVID-19. They ...
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Torsus off-road bus

A Czech-built conversion of the MAN 13.5t chassis seats 38. Strap in: it’s ...
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Metroline's COVID-19 story

In mid-June, London bus operator Metroline returned to a full service, ...
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Flat(s) batteries - 04/05/2020
Red bus 2.0 - 03/04/2020
Coach transmissions overview - 03/04/2020