Lower order intake and squeezed margins have affected MAN’s Q1 performance with group figures 14% below last year and the commercial vehicle division down by 12%. The 2013 order intake stands at €2.963bn against last year’s €3.385bn. Economic growth in the German GD is expected to be no more than 0.6% while other Eurozone countries [...]
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The latest addition to the fleet of Tees Valley Coach Travel of Eaglescliffe is a new Plaxton Panther-bodied Volvo B9R, supplied by Plaxton Coaches Sales. It joins a predominantly Plaxton coach fleet, which includes Panthers and a top-specification tri-axle Elite used primarily as the Middlesbrough Football Club team coach.
HONG KONG Since the introduction of the European Emission Standards in 1992, KMB (Kowloon Motor Bus) has successfully reduced the average particulate emission levels of its bus fleet by 92%, while the emission of nitrogen oxides has been reduced by 57.2% (as of the end of December 2011). Mr. Kane Shum, KMB’s principal engineer, said: [...]
Go-Ahead Group-owned Plymouth Citybus has made a significant investment of £1.6m in 10 41 leather-seated Volvo B7RLE buses. The new Volvo Euro 5 vehicles have now gone into production at the Wrightbus factory in Northern Ireland and will be delivered to Plymouth Citybus later this year.
Vehicle owners and operators urged to take action to clean up vehicles The operators of some 75,000 HGVs, buses and coaches and 72,000 larger vans and minibuses will have to take action to meet tougher standards. Transport for London (TfL) is calling on the owners and operators of the most individually polluting vehicles to take [...]
Volvo Buses reported a substantial increase in deliveries for the third quarter, compared with the same period in 2010. A total of 2,954 buses were delivered, which is an increase of 37%. North American and European markets continue to display a negative trend, while markets in South America and Asia expand rapidly. The bus market in [...]
Half of the 81-seater buses will be fully open-top and the rest will be of a half-top design. Twenty sight-seeing open-top double decker buses, built by Chinese manufacturer Anhui Ankai Automobile, are to be delivered to Big Bus Tours in early 2012. The operator and manufacturer have been in a working relationship since Ankai first [...]
Substantial expansion increases size of PolskiBus.com fleet to 68 vehicles Souter Investments has announced a multi-million Euro investment in 50 new coaches for its successful Polish business PolskiBus.com. The investment will expand PolskiBus.com’s coach fleet to 68 vehicles, all of which meet the latest Euro 5 emissions standards and offer passengers free Wi-Fi access, luxury [...]
Four new Volvo B13R, Jonckheere-bodied coaches join the fleet Volvo Bus has confirmed a major order with Scottish coach holiday specialists Lochs and Glens at last week’s Coach and Bus Live show, for the delivery of four new Volvo B13R, 14 metre-long tri-axle Jonckheere bodied coaches during 2012. Based at Gartocharn in West Dunbartonshire, Lochs [...]
GERMANY The first of the new generation Mercedes-Benz Citaros has been delivered to Lücke-Reisen. It was handed on 19 September by Konstantinos Tsiknas, head of sales for Mercedes-Benz Buses and Coaches in Germany, to managing directors Anne and Uwe Lücke. Lücke-Reisen is based in Nordkirchen, Germany.