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March 10, 2022

Low-emissions and flexible: BUS2BUS presents new buses for public transport and long-distance travel

International manufacturers showcase new vehicles and equipment at BUS2BUS. First BUS2BUS Spotlights indicate that alternative drive systems and intelligent design solutions are the way forward.

New vehicles, smart equipment and intelligent services for buses are the focus of BUS2BUS on 27 and 28 April 2022 on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds. The business platform brings bus transport companies, vehicle manufacturers and suppliers together, and after a long period of mostly virtual gatherings provides an opportunity to meet in person again.

Small and electric
Numerous vehicle innovations await trade visitors at the Trade Show and on the displays. Hybrid and electric drive systems are the current trend. Altas Auto, a Lithuanian manufacturer of minibuses currently celebrating its twentieth anniversary, is displaying the ALTAS Novus Cityline fully electric minibus to the public for the first time. This zero-emissions vehicle measures 7.6 metres in length and has seating for 22 passengers. With a specially painted radiator grille and other individual design features, this innovative and high-spec version in the traditional minibus category stands apart from its competitors. With a range of 270 kilometres and a battery capacity of 115 kWh, the bus has excellent electrical specifications.

The Turkish manufacturer Otokar is also increasing its electric product range. At BUS2BUS the company is presenting the e-Centro C, an electric minibus and innovation. This zero-emissions vehicle impresses with its low noise output and straightforward design, and represents the latest addition to Otokar’s large range of buses with alternative drive systems.

Big and agile
Visitors to BUS2BUS can expect innovations among the larger models too. With MAN Lion’s Intercity LE, MAN is presenting a new low-entry bus for urban transport at the fair. This modern, stylish vehicle features optimised seating and combines low-floor and overland design concepts. The tried and tested Efficient Hybrid Module from the new city bus generation makes this vehicle particularly eco-friendly.

With the Streetway from IVECO BUS, another vehicle is making its Germany debut at this year’s BUS2BUS. On show will be a 12-metre long low-floor city bus with an extremely fuel-efficient engine, which can be powered by diesel or CNG. It can be configured to a wide range of specifications to meet the various needs of urban transport.

The supply industry is also investing in electric drives. For the first time, ABB E-mobility GmbH is exhibiting at BUS2BUS. The Mannheim-based company supplies charging points for electric vehicles. Thomas Hering, head of sales, says:

“ABB E-mobility GmbH aims to demonstrate how sustainable mobility can function in the bus sector. That is why we are looking forward to our first appearance as an exhibitor at BUS2BUS this year. Most of all, we are looking forward to meeting people on the grounds again.”

Stay informed with BUS2Spotlights
In the run-up to the Trade Show, BUS2Spotlights provides trade visitors and the media with an overview of the latest innovations. These can be found in the press section with company contact details one month before the fair opens. This service is free for exhibitors.

About BUS2BUS
BUS2BUS, an innovative business platform for the bus and supplier industry in Germany that focuses exclusively on the bus industry, has been held since 2017. BUS2BUS 2019 was attended by more than 1,700 trade visitors from 34 countries and 103 exhibiting companies from 13 countries. Preparations for BUS2BUS 2022 indicate that the Trade Show will be even bigger, with more buses and test drive opportunities than ever before. With the combination of a Trade Show, an informative stage program of Future Forum and bdo Congress tracks, as well as workshops and presentations (BUS2Specials), it will cover the entire range of future technologies and showcase the latest trends and innovations in the bus industry. The next BUS2BUS will take place from 27 to 28 April 2022 in Berlin.

About Messe Berlin
Berlin has been a trade fair destination for 200 years, and has been one of the most important such hubs for many decades. Messe Berlin – the state’s own trade fair company – conceives, markets and organizes hundreds of live events every year. It strives to be an outstanding host for visitors at all events, generate optimal business stimuli, and provide fair conditions for everyone. This concept is reflected in the company slogan: Messe Berlin – Hosting the World.

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