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Is hydrogen the answer?

When it comes to transport, particularly mass public transport, the industry’s long-term vision should be shaped by embracing and supporting new, sustainable energy sources, says Luxfer Gas Cylinders. While diesel buses still have their place – if they meet Euro VI standards – other technologies have to be explored and considered. The Government’s ‘net zero […]

Could Wrightbus fall into Chinese hands?

It is rumoured a Chinese company could acquire Wrightbus, according to press reports. Weichai, a Chinese engineering business, has been tipped as a possible company to save the struggling Ballymena-based manufacturer. It was announced the bus builder was to court potential investors last month, when it issued a statement confirming it had appointed Deloitte to […]

Is EVM on Trend?

Road testing Sprinter-based conversions is always a slightly depressing exercise for the Bus and Coach Buyer team. There’s a reason that it’s considered the best base vehicle on the market and, arguably, in its new guise with a raft of new electronic tricks, now even better. The reason is that Mercedes-Benz has a pretty good […]

EXCLUSIVE: Go-Ahead North West reveals plans and strategies

Greater Manchester’s newest bus operator Go North West (GNW) has announced detailed plans to spend £3 million in its first 12 months, primarily on vehicle and depot improvements. With priorities focused on improved reliability, customer service and local leadership, the company unveiled a refurbished double-deck hybrid bus at an official launch event which was held […]

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