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July 12, 2017 - Castrosua city buses on MAN chassis in Malaga, Spain
Malaga, southern Spain. Here new buses for the routes operated by the public transport company EMT (Empresa Malagueña de Transportes). They are 15 vehicles with New City body by Castrosua. The 12-meter buses are built on MAN A22 chassis and have three doors. In the passenger compartment there are 23 seats and a room for 83 standing passengers. The on-board layout features two wheelchair seats, dual ramp (automatic and manual), kneeling, optical and acoustic alerts, LED lighting, USB sockets. Solar panels are mounted on the roof, as with the rest of the fleet. With this technology, it is possible to reduce fuel consumption by allowing energy to be supplied to batteries even when the vehicle is off.
July 11, 2017 - New NAVECO manufacturing plant in Nanjing, China
IVECO joint venture NAVECO has inaugurated a new manufacturing plant in Qiaolin, Nanjing, China, for the production of light commercial vehicles, transmissions and engines. The plant, which spreads over 843,000 square metres of which 250,000 covered, increases NAVECO’s production capacity up to 100,000 vehicles per year. It follows rules and processes of CNH Industrial’s World Class Manufacturing (WCM) standards and uses energy regeneration with solutions such as its solar photovoltaic system and rainwater and process water recycling system. This is among the most advanced commercial vehicles operations in China in terms of product technology and manufacturing facilities. During the inauguration ceremony, NAVECO also celebrated the first new China Daily unit coming off the line. NAVECO is the 50:50 joint venture between IVECO and SAIC for the manufacture and sale of light commercial vehicles, transmissions and engines. NAVECO competes in the evolving light bus and van segment, with a total market volume of 365,000 units in China in 2016. IVECO’s presence in China dates back to 1986, when Nanjing Automobile Corporation (NAC) acquired the license to produce the IVECO Daily.
July 10, 2017 - Sprinter electric: the production line in Düsseldorf
The Mercedes-Benz management has announced that the electric-drive Sprinter will roll off the production line in the plant of Düsseldorf. Here around 300 million euros are being invested in the production of the next-generation Sprinter. The relevant employees are undergoing training to prepare for work on the electric Sprinter and other technological developments. The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter has been produced in Düsseldorf since 1995. It is available in over 130 countries and has now sold well over three million units. Mercedes-Benz Vans manufactures the Sprinter at a total of six plants around the globe.
July 8, 2017 - Sauna-on-wheels on a Scania bus
What is one of the main symbols of Finland? Sauna, of course. And why do not use it to celebrate the 100th birthday of Finland? No sooner said than done. The Finnish bus operator Savonlinja teamed up with Scania to set a new mobile sauna record using a specially outfitted bus with an onboard sauna. On June 7, 2017, the custom-made “sauna-on-wheels” started its journey to drive across country. Over four days, the bus steamed ahead, covering nearly 1,800 kilometres, from the South Coast all the to the Norwegian border up in Lapland, with a total of 102 perspiring passengers who enjoyed the 70–100 degree sauna on board. As the bus made stops in key Finnish cities along the way, sauna-lovers from all walks of life boarded the bus: performers, city representatives, business people, students, journalists… And also regular citizens who won their sauna slot via a Savonlinja competition. At the end of their journey, happy sauna bathers enjoyed a refreshing swim in the near-freezing waters of the Arctic Ocean.
July 7, 2017 - European U21 champions on Mercedes Tourismo
Star of the UEFA European Under-21 Championship is Germany. The German soccer team won its second Euro U21 title on June 30, beating Spain (the first victory in 2009 in Sweden). And in the name of the star the twelve teams had their transfers on board the twelve Mercedes-Benz Tourismo coaches made available by the Polish operator RAF TRANS. In addition to the blue livery with the flag of each team, the vehicles were marked by the following slogan on the sides "Stars of today, superstars of tomorrow". "Rarely, a Mercedes-Benz Tourismo has witnessed such exuberant celebrations as for returning to the Cracovia stadium hotel," Mercedes-Benz said.
July 7, 2017 - Two new Mercedes-Benz bus models for Africa
A compact Mercedes-Benz 917 city bus and a Mercedes-Benz 1730 for long-distance travel are the two new bus models launched by Daimler Buses in Kenya, Africa. This is the Daimler Buses' response to the ever-growing demand in East and Central Africa for comfortable and safe buses. Both bus models are built in Nairobi in cooperation with local sales partner DT Dobie Kenya. The Mercedes 917 city bus is ideal for use as urban, school or shuttle bus and can accommodate up to 37 people while the Mercedes 1730 has room for approximately 60 passengers. They are built on the proven OF 917 and OF 1730 bus chassis which come from the Daimler plants in Chennai (India) and São Bernardo do Campo (Brazil). The chassis will be assembled locally and equipped with a body by certified body manufacturers in Kenya in accordance with Daimler standards. Kenya is one of the most important sales markets for buses in Central and East Africa. This market is up to 2.500 new vehicles per year. Daimler has been active in Kenya since the 1950s. In February 2016 Daimler AG opened its regional center for East, Central and West Africa in Nairobi, Kenya. Since then the center has been responsible for the entire commercial vehicle portfolio in East, Central and West Africa, ranging from light to heavy-duty trucks and from minibuses to large tourist coaches. The sales and marketing activities cover trucks of the Mercedes-Benz and FUSO brands as well as Mercedes-Benz buses.
July 6, 2017 - The 7th Busworld Turkey will be held in Izmir
The 7th edition of Busworld Turkey will be held no more in Istanbul but in Izmir, the third most populous city in Turkey located in the western extremity of Anatolia. The organizers, HKF Trade Fairs and Busworld International, have announced the change of venue trying to satisfy the request of exhibitors to gain exposure within a larger market segment. The three-day event will occupy more than 26,500 square meters of exhibition space and hosting over 500 exhibitors coming from different countries. Busworld Turkey 2018 will take place at the Fuar İzmir Exhibiton Center (Hall A and B) in İzmir on April 19-21, 2018. More information at the official website
July 6, 2017 - Buckleys Tours likes Neoplan Tourliner
The 8th Neoplan Tourliner for the family-run company Buckleys Tours based in Doncaster, UK, and the 400th Neoplan coach sold in the UK since the beginning of the year. It's a Neoplan Tourliner Select Plus from MAN Bus & Coach. The vehicle is 12 meters long and fitted with 49 Executive seats with three point belts, Dvd, air conditioning, toilet, Durabright alloy wheels, MAN Efficient Cruise and MAN Efficient Roll. “We truly believe they are the best value coach on the road", said Managing director Richard Buckley. "They are first class for reliability, comfort and the same can be said for the back up and assistance we receive from the MAN team. This new vehicle means we are currently operating eight coaches, but this is a replacement for our oldest one, which we will be selling off at the end of the season".
July 5, 2017 - Solaris electric buses again in Warsaw
The Warsaw’s public transport company Miejskie Zakłady Autobusowe (MZA) has chosen again the Solaris electric technology. After the the supply of ten 12-meter electric buses in November 2014 (now running on lane 222), the Polish operator has ordered another ten electric vehicles. The new Urbino 12 electric buses will start regular service at the beginning of 2018. Solange Olszewska, CEO of Solaris Bus & Coach S.A. said “I am very pleased with the fact that we can continue our long lasting and fruitful cooperation with the MZA by providing another batch of electric buses. Choosing our buses is an evidence showing that Warsaw not only consistently invests in the purchase of modern, comfortable and environmentally friendly low-floor city buses, but is also doing it in an exceptionally efficient way, setting Europe-wide trends in urban transport ".
July 3, 2017 - 80 Mercedes Conecto buses for Warsaw
On June 23, 2017, the Warsaw public transport company MZA (Miejskie Zakłady Autobusowe) signed a contract with Daimler Buses for the supply of 80 Conecto buses. Of these, 45 are articulated buses offering seating for up to 145 passengers. The new vehicles will be handed over before the end of the year. It's the second time that MZA chooses the Connecto model branded Mercedes-Benz. In 2012 the Polish company ordered more than 60 units.
June 28, 2017 - Routemaster's retrofit with Allison transmission
A 1962 Routemaster double-decker bus retrofitted with an Allison transmission has become the oldest vehicle to be awarded Low Emission Bus (LEB) certification, matching the environmental credentials of the latest diesel hybrid and alternative fuel buses. The privately-owned Routemaster was repowered with a Cummins ISB 4.5-litre Euro 6 diesel engine. Before undergoing LEB tests in February, its previous Allison transmission was replaced with an Allison T2100 fully automatic transmission featuring FuelSense® 2.0 Max. The conversion was completed by Mitchell Powersystems, Allison’s UK distributor, and is available now. The last Routemaster was withdrawn from general service in 2005 and the following year, the distinctive double-decker was voted one of Britain’s top 10 design icons, placing it in the same company as Concorde, the Supermarine Spitfire, the Mini, the London tube map, and the K2 telephone box. Ten Routemasters currently run as a tourist attraction on London Buses’ ‘heritage route’ between Tower Hill and Trafalgar Square. Of the 2,876 AEC Routemasters built between 1954 and 1968, approximately 1,200 still exist.
June 27, 2017 - MB Tourismo at the UEFA Under-21 Championship
Twelve Mercedes-Benz Tourismo coaches are available to the twelve national teams playing at the UEFA European Under-21 Championship, a football competition organised by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) every two years. The 21st edition is taking place from June 16 to 30 in Poland. The Tourismo touring coaches carry the twelve U21 national teams to and from the six different venues: Bydgoszcz, Gdynia, Krakow, Kielce, Lublin and Tychy. The sponsor behind the twelve Tourismo coaches is the Warsaw-based transport operator RAF TRANS. The final is set to take place in Krakow on June 30.