Bus News

DAIMLER MAKES BIG INVESTMENT IN ELECTRIC BUS MAKER PROTERRA

Daimler has announced that it is leading a $AUD212 million ($US 155-million) investment in Californian based electric bus makerProterra. Daimler is working with San Francisco investment firm Tao Capital Partners which is the other lead investor  in the  [...]

TURNING IT AROUND

In what is a bigger comeback than Dame Nellie Melba, Custom Bus has gone from an insolvent shell of a company to a reborn and vibrant new operation in a new factory with a new owner, [...]

VOLGREN FLYS WITH SKYBUS

Skybus, the company that operates the ubiquitous red airport transfer buses  in Melbourne, the Gold Coast , Hobart and most recently across the ditch in Auckland, has ordered 15 new Volgren low floor 12.5 metre Optimus/ [...]

MAN BREAKS THE 500HP BARRIER WITH EURO 6 COACH CHASSIS

MAN has announced that it has introduced, what it claims is the first 500hp, Euro 6c engine to the Australian bus market with the launch of its RR4 CO 26.500 Euro 6c three-axle coach chassis. MAN [...]

VOLVO DELIVERS FIRST AUSSIE HYBRID BUS FLEET

Volvo has delivered the first hybrid bus to what will be the first hybrid bus fleet in Australia with a hybrid Euro 6 Volvo B5Ls delivered to Latrobe Valley Bus Lines in Morwell last week. The [...]

BUS CORP AND BCSA ANNOUNCE BUS SALES AND SERVICE LINK UP

Optare bus distributor, Bus Corp Oceania (BCO) and Bonluck distributor Bus and Coach Sales Australasia (BCSA) have announced a tie up for sales and service support for both Optare and Bonluck across the country and in [...]

NORTHERN CHALLENGER – NEW BUS FROM CHINA

A desire to move from being a regional bus operator in the tropical centre of Mossman to become our newest bus and coach distributor has seen FNQ Bus Lines start an all new company with a [...]

DOUBLE UP IN THE CITY OF ANGELS

Double-decker transit buses may be an icon in London and a mainstay in other European cities, but  not so much in the US of A and especially not in Los Angeles, the city of the car. [...]

IT’S ALL WHITE – NEW DAEWOO BUS DISTRIBUTOR ANNOUNCED

Commercial vehicle parts supplier Whites Diesels has been appointed as the new Daewoo bus distributor for Australia  and the Asia-Pacific. The news was flagged to Truck and Bus News serveral months ago by the new general [...]

LA TIMES UNCOVERS ELECTRIC BUS PROBLEMS IN THE CITY OF ANGELS

The Los Angeles Times has published an expose on the failings of  the efforts to deploy electric buses in California’s largest city through its LA Metro operation. The Times published an major story in its Sunday [...]