VDL delivers another cut in TCO for Futura 2

No manufacturer is neglecting desires to see operating costs reduced, and VDL says it has done just that with its Futura 2 coach thanks...

Allison announces nine-speed ‘box

Allison used IAA in Hanover to announce its new nine-speed automatic for the bus market. It will replace the existing 2000 Series six-speed and...

We are ready for Euro 7, says Cummins as it reveals concept

Cummins used IAA Hanover to “represent the next leap forward in diesel engine evolution” by displaying a concept of how a Euro 7 engine...

VDL reveals an updated driveline for Futura 2

alt="" src="https://www.route-one.net/wp-content/uploads/PICT0149.jpg" /> Revised Futura 2 driveline delivers downspeeding and an economy boost VDL has announced details of the new DAF/ZF driveline in its Futura...

New life for hybrids after refurb by Volvo for contract

Volvo has proved that there is a second life for hybrid buses, with the delivery of three B5LH diesel-electric hybrids to Hampshire-based Xelabus as...

ZF to target smaller bus engines with PowerLine?

alt="" src="https://www.route-one.net/wp-content/uploads/ZF_PowerLine.jpg" /> PowerLine is an eight-speed automatic gearbox suited to smaller engines ZF has raised the likelihood of offering a gearbox that is a...

Cummins reveals new versatile electric driveline

Modular concept can be used as zero-emission or range extender package in urban on interurban work Electric driveline is either zero emission or equipped with range...

Allison raises possibility of nine-speed bus ‘box

Existing six-speed range (pictured) may be replaced by nine-ratio units Allison revealed early details of the nine-speed gearbox that it plans to introduce in 2020...

No limit ZF stop-start tech to debut in early 2017

Manufacturer’s development is complete; in-vehicle testing now well underway with OEMs, it says First EcoLife gearboxes with stop-start compatibility are due in Q1 2017 ZF has...

Voith passes 300 mark for stop-start gearboxes

Voith continues to set the pace for stop-start gearbox compatibility Over 300 Voith DIWA.6 gearboxes with stop-start technology are now in service in the UK. Sales...
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