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Road transport show reflects new development trends in the bus market

The 14th International Exhibition on Transport Technology & Equipment was like a mini Beijing Auto Show, except it was all about buses and related components (see Electric, fuel cell and autonomous: highlights from 2018 International Exhibition on Transport Technology & Equipment). But it also gave an indication of the latest state

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Electric, fuel cell and autonomous: highlights from 2018 International Exhibition on Transport Technology & Equipment

BEIJING – The 14th International Exhibition on Transport Technology & Equipment, known as China Transpo2018, was held on May 28-30 in Beijing. The new venue at the Beijing New International Exhibition Center is larger than previous years’ and boasted greater floor space and thus more exhibitors and more displays. In total,

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Bright prospects for Chinese new energy buses in the overseas market

China produced and sold 547,000 and 543,000 buses in 2016, down 7.4 and 8.7 percent respectively, according to data from China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM). New energy bus sales, on the other hand, increased 24.41 percent to 129,000 units, reversing the negative growth trend of the overall bus industry.

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By not displaying traditional buses, bus makers are missing opportunities again

The road transport exhibition held each year can reflect some market changes. Some of the enterprises are leading indicators for future popular models, while others slow in action display some previously hot models instead of predicting future hot ones. An evident feature of the 2017 China Beijing International Exhibition on

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New energy buses take center stage at bus & truck exhibition

The 2017 China Beijing International Exhibition on Buses, Trucks and Components was held on May 24-26 in Beijing with leading bus manufacturers exhibiting their latest products and innovations. Compared with previous editions, this year’s exhibition had the following key highlights in terms of new products, technology and competitive characteristics.  

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Scania-Higer a role model for how companies can cooperate (II)

On November 9, Scania and Higer inaugurated a new, state-of-the-art bus and coach factory in Suzhou dedicated to building the Scania Touring and Scania-Higer dual-branded high-end buses and coaches. The milestone event marks 10 years of a unique cooperation between the two partners – a pure commercial partnership where Higer

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Scania-Higer a role model for how companies can cooperate (I)

On November 9, Scania and Higer inaugurated a new, state-of-the-art bus and coach factory in Suzhou dedicated to building the Scania Touring and Scania-Higer dual-branded high-end buses and coaches. The milestone event marks 10 years of a unique cooperation between the two partners – a pure commercial partnership where Higer

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Scania-Higer: a unique cooperative business model that can work elsewhere

I recently caught up with Henrik Henriksson, president and CEO of Swedish truck and coach maker Scania, in Suzhou, of all places, for an exclusive one-on-one interview. Henriksson was in town on November 9 for the inauguration of a new luxury bus and coach assembly shop at the premises of

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