Demand for new buses and coaches grew 45.2% in the first quarter of 2022, although this remains -44.4% below the pre-pandemic five-year average. Single deck bus registrations were the biggest climbers with 131.9%, as industry insiders look to the government’s Bus Back Better incentive to see increased fleet renewal.
Bus & Coach Tyres
Bridgestone Launches Electric Bus Tyre
The Bridgestone R192E all-position radial tyre is specially designed for electric urban transit, with a high load capacity and low rolling resistance, making the tyre suitable for buses with longer routes on a single charge, contributing to more sustainable mobility.
March Proves Another Positive Month for the Italian Truck Market
The Italian truck and towed vehicles segments have both shown increases in March, giving sustained cause for optimism. Buses, on the other hand saw a double-dip fall in the latest figures released by the Associazione Nazionale Filiera Industria Automobilistica (ANIFA).
Continental’s Conti360° Solutions Offers Comprehensive Fleet Coverage on UK and European Roads
For our spring feature, Commercial Tyre Business is focusing on Fleet Management and what tyre manufacturers are offering to stay ahead of the competition. For part 1, we spoke to Continental about how its tyre management solutions are helping fleets and operators make noticeable savings on the road while ensuring consumer confidence through its multistep programme.
ETRMA Show Positive Replacement Truck & Bus Statistics for First Quarter
The ETRMA has published the first quarter results for the replacement tyre markets. The figures show increases for the truck & bus tyre segments and a drop for the agricultural tyre segment, which ETRMA explains is due to low seasonality.
Pirelli-Branded "Serie 02" Series Enters the Prometeon Range
Prometeon is ready to launch five new product lines this upcoming April in the form of the Serie 02.
Goodyear Launches URBANMAX MCA H+ to Enhanced City Bus Efficiency
The electric-drive ready tyre from Goodyear is designed to have lower energy consumption to match the move towards electrification for city buses across Europe.
GAZ Group Choose Kama Tyres for Buses
Supplying tyres for the GAZ Group’s PAZ division, Kama Tyres has continued to make the grade for GAZ, with a relationship spanning over twenty years, in news first reported from TireTechnologyInternational.
Michelin and Go-Ahead Sign on for a Further Three-Years Together
Sharing Michelin’s commitment to sustainable practice as well as being content with the level of service and the product quality, Go-Ahead has signed on to have its 6,000 strong bus fleet attended to through a Michelin EFFITIRES Services & Solutions contract.
Arriva Italia Rely on Continental for Safety and Technological Input
Signing a five-year exclusive deal with Continental, Arriva, with over 2,400 buses, is a major player in the Italian bus industry.