Transit troubles

When the Mk8 Ford Transit minibus was introduced in 2014 it set new standards in what could be expected from a factory-built product; but the introduction of an all-new model, assembled at a new plant in Turkey for the global market with Euro VI compliant engines, greater levels of standard specification and a vastly more […]

The road to zero

Procuring the electric vehicles (EVs) themselves is just one aspect of the challenge to introduce zero-emission vehicles to meet the UK’s commitment to a net zero carbon economy. The bigger issue may be creating the means to charge them. Energy supplier SSE, one of the organisations playing a leading role in facilitating the introduction of […]

New horizons

I’ve made no secret of the fact that I liked ADL Plaxton’s Panorama from the moment it appeared at the NEC show. My view of ‘decker coaches has been jaded in the past by vehicles which definitely give top-deck travel a good name but which feel more like a pot-holing expedition downstairs – claustrophobic, with […]

Driving forward

A record-breaking attendance for the annual National Coach Conference enjoyed a celebration of the industry then got down to work the following day, as the Confederation of Passenger Transport began the creation of the national coach strategy with delegates’ help. Staged at the Pera Business Centre in Melton Mowbray – also the home of one […]


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