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April 11, 2024

BUS2Spotlights: Low-barrier and low-emission transport

International manufacturers will be showcasing new vehicles, components and services at BUS2BUS 2024. The trend is towards alternative drives and low-barrier solutions, as the BUS2Spotlights show.

Anyone who wants to take a look at the exhibitors' innovations in the run-up to this year's BUS2BUS, which will take place on 24 and 25 April in Berlin, should take a look at the BUS2Spotlights. In addition to new vehicles, services and components will be presented. This will give trade visitors and representatives of the press an overview of the latest innovations in advance.

More comfort, fewer emissions

The ongoing electrification, particularly in local public transport, is reflected in the BUS2Spotlights. The majority of the new bus models on show at the Berlin exhibition centre have an electric or hybrid drive. Dutch bus manufacturer Ebusco is focussing on lightweight construction with the Ebusco 3.0, using composite materials to save weight in the main structure. The lightweight bus not only has efficient energy consumption, but also an extended service life of up to 25 years. Tremonia Mobility presents the City 75 ELECTRIC, an 8.5-metre-long low-floor minibus with space for around 30 passengers. This is an electrified version of the tried-and-tested Sprinter City 75, and Tremonia Mobility's smaller city bus model, the City 45 ELECTRIC, which is already in series production, will be presented in the outdoor area in front of the Hub27 gates. How flexible the MCV C127 EV from MCV Deutschland can be designed is demonstrated by two different passenger compartment solutions for the two-door version of the 12-metre vehicle. The ARTHUR ZERO hydrogen bus from ARTHUR BUS is powered by hydrogen. Other buses come from companies such as MAN Truck & Bus and Daimler Buses.

Fast and safe charging

Visitors to BUS2BUS will also find the necessary charging infrastructure for electric and hydrogen buses at the trade show. Mer Germany will be presenting its solutions in the field of business charging. The US startup WideSense helps to create charging plans using AI. The fast charging stations from Ekoenergetyka-Polska also ensure smooth operation. Service providers such as Jebsen & Jessen and eMis Management also provide vehicles and charging infrastructure for hire. PRF offers the right infrastructure for hydrogen vehicles. Solar energy can be utilised in buses thanks to a solar kit from Sono Motors. Neste is also presenting MY Renewable Diesel™ (HVO100), a fuel that can be used to quickly reduce CO2 emissions.

Travelling inclusively

Many people with disabilities are dependent on public transport. With the Independent Travelling and Orientation System (INTROS), SYSTEMTECHNIK, in cooperation with Trapeze-Elgeba, has created a service that promotes the inclusion of blind and visually impaired people on public transport. Thanks to real-time communication, users can use the app to inform the driver of a stop request or signal if they need more time to get on and off the bus. Acoustic signals on the vehicle simplify the process. The P105L and P167L push buttons from Prima Industries are available in a fully accessible version. Not only is the button illuminated, it also buzzes and vibrates when the passenger presses it. In this way, people with visual impairments, for example, can be reassured that the bus will stop at the next stop. For those who are no longer able to actually travel for health reasons, vJourney offers immersive bus travel experiences via VR glasses.

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 2022 was attended by around 2,000 trade visitors from 25 countries and 100 exhibiting companies from 16 countries. Preparations for BUS2BUS 2024 show that the trade show will be even bigger, with more buses and test drive opportunities than ever before. Combining a trade show, an informative Future Forum, and presentations & workshops, it covers the entire spectrum of future technologies and showcases the latest trends and innovations in the bus industry.The next BUS2BUS will take place from April 24 to 25, 2024 in the modern top location hub27 on the Berlin exhibition grounds.

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.