The BUS2BUS Special Edition consists of four elements:
The aim of this digital event was to provide new ideas for eco-friendly mobility. Thus the BUS2BUS Special Edition is following up its tried and tested concept, combining inspiration and expertise and offered the bus industry an outstanding meeting place again this year.
The best moments of the BUS2BUS Special Edition 2021 combined in one video:
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Language: German with simultaneous translation in English (except BUS2Insights)
Following a welcome address by Messe Berlin and the bdo, a joint debate took place: Dr. Stefan Carsten, a futurist and urban geographer, and Tristan Horx, a futurist and mobility researcher, both representing generation Y. The topic of their joint dialog was ’The bus as a flexible and sustainable offer in the mobility mix of the future’.
After the keynote duo Christiane Leonard, managing director of bdo e.V., and Kerstin Kube-Erkens, senior product manager for BUS2BUS, took a look at current developments and the upcoming topics of BUS2BUS, which is due to take place as an in-person event again on 27 and 28 April 2022.
The trade magazine busplaner was presenting the International busplaner Sustainability Award for the bus industry for the fifth time. This year the awards ceremony took place online at the BUS2BUS Special Edition. The award recognizes bus industry companies which, in looking towards the future, have combined business success with social responsibility and environmentally friendly ideas, and whose sustainable approach furthers growth and prosperity. National and international companies interested in taking part applied with their innovative and sustainable vehicle models and components as well as bus industry services. But who are the winners? Find out below:
Electric bus: Solaris Bus & Coach – Solaris Urbino 15 LE electric
Natural gas bus: Iveco Bus – Crossway LE Natural Power (CNG)
Hybrid bus: CM Fluids AG – CMF Bus
Mini und Midi bus: MAN Truck & Bus Deutschland – MAN eTGE Kombi
Coach: Volvo Buses Germany – Volvo 9700 DD
Intercity bus: MAN Truck & Bus Deutschland – MAN Lion’s Intercity
Hydrogen bus: Proton Motor Fuel Cell – Brennstoffzellen-Range-Extender HyRange®
Vehicle equipment (interior equipment): Valeo Thermal Commercial Vehicles Germany – UV purifer
Vehicle components (drive train, chassis, body): Konvekta AG – EmCO2s – Ecological Mobile CO2 System
Fleet management and telematics: Voyages Emile Weber – RoadbookMobile
Infrastructure (bus stops, depot, workshop): Nexxtlab & Voyages Emile Weber – FeederFLEX
Tires and tire management: Michelin – MICHELIN X® INCITY™ EV Z
Service, maintenance and parts trade: Werbas – WERBAS-Nfz für Omnibus-Werkstätten
Bus tour operator
1st place: Hörmann-Reisen
2nd place: Twerenbold Reisen
3rd place: Jomotours
Destination and world of experience
1st place: Europa-Park
2nd place: Gasteiner Bergbahnen AG
1st place: ESWE Verkehr, Wiesbaden
2nd place: Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund
3rd place: WSW mobil
Companies and institutions actively shaped the BUS2BUS Special Edition 2021 by showcasing video clips of their innovations within the framework of BUS2Insights.
The BUS2Insights partners:
- Alexander Dennis Germany GmbH
- Allnet GmbH
- Brianza Plastica
- ioki GmbH
- Otokar Europe
- Trapeze Switzerland GmbH
- Vector Informatik GmbH