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
22/10/2019

Electric bus solutions on show

Knorr-Bremse is partnering with Kiepe Electric to demonstrate a range of ...
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21/10/2019

Bus trial records fuel savings

Go Ahead London is reporting fuel efficiency improvements of more than 7% ...
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18/10/2019

New Citywide range from Scania

Scania has announced a new generation of its Citywide range for urban and ...
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18/10/2019

ADL unveils Class II Enviro500

Alexander Dennis (ADL) is unveiling a European Class II inter-urban ...
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18/10/2019

Cummins cuts engine emissions

Cummins says its L9N natural gas bus engine can now achieve “close to zero ...
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Fuel savings with EcoLife 2 - 14/10/2019
DAF stops off with new axle - 11/10/2019
Electric buses land at airport - 10/10/2019
New battery power from Cummins - 10/10/2019
Biogas bus order for Paris - 07/10/2019

Features
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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05/08/2019

Happy trails

Trailblazer apprenticeships for bus, coach and HGV technicians turned ...
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04/06/2019

Seeing double

The latest step on Transport for London’s march to electrify the capital’s ...
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04/06/2019

TE Legal update, June 2019

This page is brought to you by specialist transport law firm Backhouse ...
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