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German conference focuses on electric buses – Dresden Conference

At both the IAA in 2012 and this year’s Busworld, there was significant evidence that full electric bus operations are seen by many as the way forward for urban operation so the opportunity to attend this year’s Elektromobilitaet (electric mobility) conference in Dresden was not to be missed. Around 250 participants filled the room at […]

Håkan Agnevall

SJ: Can you tell me about your background? HA: I joined Volvo Bus about four months ago now. The first and largest chunk of my career I spent with ABB, the big engineering company, in the power systems sector in transmissions, then in industrial robots and then before joining Volvo I was working with Bombardier […]

CTA Conference

For many, many years I have reported in these columns on the annual Conference of the Community Transport Association (CTA). Sometimes they have been very good, other times they have been very frustrating with lots of airy fairy idealism leaving one with a feeling of a lack of realism. This year’s Conference fell very much […]

E-Leather takes off

‘It’s around £7,000 cheaper to trim a coach in E-leather than traditional leather and you can’t tell the difference when it’s new,’ said Carl Watkins, Sales Manager for E-Leather, adding, ‘you can after 18 months because the E-Leather stays better for longer. E-Leather matures over time and loses its sheen, whereas leather gets shinier.’ The […]

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