Thursday, December 3, 2020
Optare to become Switch Mobility

Optare to become Switch Mobility with global aspirations

Optare is to be renamed Switch Mobility by Ashok Leyland, subject to regulatory approval. The name change “signals our strategic ambitions in electric and...
Robinsons Holidays purchased by Daish's

Robinsons Holidays business purchased by Daish’s

Daish’s Holidays has acquired long-established Lancashire business Robinsons Holidays. The deal includes two hotels and 13 coaches. The purchase will allow Daish’s to expand its...
D&G Bus Arriva Cannock sale

D&G Bus revives Chaserider name in Arriva Cannock purchase

Arriva Midlands is to sell its Cannock depot and “nearly all” of its services there, in Rugeley and in Stafford, to Centrebus-owned D&G Bus....
Gareth Llewellyn, DVSA Chief Executive

Outgoing DVSA chief Gareth Llewellyn attacks role of TCs

Outgoing DVSA Chief Executive Gareth Llewellyn (pictured) has launched an extraordinary attack on the function of the Traffic Commissioners (TCs), saying that they “are...
Voltra from Go North East

Voltra: Go North East launches zero-emission fleet with Yutong

Go North East (GNE) has launched Voltra, a new fleet of nine battery-electric buses. It is believed to be the first fully electric bus...
Vaircon project from Eminox and Magnomatics

Vaircon project will mitigate engine idling to power air-con

Eminox and Magnomatics have embarked on a “ground-breaking” continuously variable magnetic drive project called Vaircon. They say it will allow coach and bus air-conditioning...
Arcola A-Drive hydrogen fuel cell-electric drivetrain

Arcola A-Drive fuel cell platform to power Metrodecker H2

Arcola Energy has given more detail on the A-Drive hydrogen fuel cell-electric drivetrain that it will supply for use in buses, including the Optare...
Plaxton Leopard for London Borough of Havering

Plaxton Leopard now offers room for four wheelchair users in Havering

Three accessible Plaxton Leopard coaches supplied to the London Borough of Havering are the first of their type to provide space for up to...
Spending Review CPT response

Spending Review draws mixed response from CPT

Details of the Spending Review 2020’s impact on the coach and bus sector have attracted a mixed response from the Confederation of Passenger Transport...
Irizar i6 PSVAR conversion

Irizar to carry out factory PSVAR conversions on i6 and i6S

Irizar will carry out PSVAR conversions on existing new and used i6 and i6S coaches at its factory in Spain. The project captures DAF-engined...

Wrightsure still offering consumer protection insurance

Independent insurance broker Wrightsure has underlined that one of its specialist surety insurers continues to welcome applications for consumer protection insurance from coach operators...