Bus & Coach Tyres

Bridgestone’s quietest bus and coach tyre has now been revealed, following 18 months of internal testing with its biggest fleet customer. The U-AP 002 comes with decreased rolling resistance and extended mileage to reduce fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and total cost of ownership and has been developed to fulfil the ever-increasing requirements of an electric and hybrid bus fleet. 

Bus and coach registrations down -58.5% in the first three months of the year to only 582 vehicles. While all segments see double-digit decline, single-deck bus registrations continue to be worst affected, down -72.6% to just 91 units. The sector needs to see funding implemented to boost orders to address both long-term ridership decline and pandemic-wrought impact on public transport over past year. 

Michelin’s new bespoke tyre range for electric buses combines safety, longevity, respect for the environment and increased load capacity. As well, it’s delivering a very good level of performance on traditional buses and offers a standard size that can be adapted to market needs. 

Bridgestone’s new flagship tyre in the city bus segment comes with decreased rolling resistance and extended mileage to reduce fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and total cost of ownership. The Bridgestone U-AP 002 reduces noise pollution by 2dB compared to its predecessor.  

Giti Tire’s Giti GAU867v1 all-position urban bus tyre range has been updated with several core developments to allow the company to target Europe’s growing electric bus market. 

The Conti CoachRegio tyre has won the XIX Premios Neumático del Año in the bus category, which were recently unveiled. 

 

Part 2 of our bus and coach feature for Commercial Tyre Business welcomed the insight of Andrew French, Michelin’s Director of Services and Solutions for the UK, Ireland and Nordics.

In Part 1 of our Bus Feature for Commercial Tyre Business, Bridgestone’s North Region PSV Operations Manager Justin Mason took some time to discuss the manufacturer’s view of the current state of affairs in the bus market. 

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