Bus Display powers up InnoTrans

  • New: Alstom, Linkker, Faiveley Transport and LogPay Mobility Services
  • Two buses from Solaris
  • International Bus Forum makes its debut

Berlin, 25 April 2018 – Environmentally friendly transport is already an established reality on the rails. And to help protect the environment, the conversion to electrically powered vehicles is just as necessary on the roads too. From 18 to 21 September the Bus Display at InnoTrans focuses on this particular subject. This unique space in the centrally located ‘Sommergarten’ combines the Static Display of electric buses with a 500-metre long test track for demonstrating these vehicles.

This September trade visitors attending InnoTrans will be able to acquaint themselves with innovative developments from four new exhibitors at the Bus Display. Alstom, known primarily as a leading specialist constructor of rail vehicles, is using the Bus Display to introduce its Aptis to the world for the first time. This electric bus has been developed jointly with the Alstom subsidiary NTL and actually looks more like a tram, but on wheels, on account of its bodywork and the continuous low floor. It is also very manoeuvrable, because all four wheels can be steered.

Linkker, a mass producer of electric buses in Finland, is presenting its Linkker 12+, which is of lightweight construction and provides excellent energy efficiency. With a powerful lithium-titanium oxide battery and short intermediate charging times it has a daily range of up to 350 kilometres.

The range of products on offer from the French component manufacturer Faiveley Transport includes auxiliary power converters and air conditioning units as well as components for the entire power train for buses and rail vehicles. LogPay Mobility Services, a newcomer to this trade show, is offering trade visitors technical support for selling tickets through mobiles and online, as well as on behalf of employers.

Sileo from Salzgitter, Solaris from Poland and VDL from the Netherlands will once again be demonstrating their vehicles. Sileo will be exhibiting its emission-free, bi-articulated bus, the Sileo S25. Solaris is bringing two buses to the Exhibition Grounds: the Trollino 12 trolleybus and the all-electric, battery-powered Urbino 12, a low-floor public service bus. Alongside the Bus Display on the Outdoor Display the French company SA Lohr Industrie is presenting its new i-Cristal public transport system, which can operate in self-driving mode.

The Bus Display is thematically linked with the Public Transport segment, which covers more than 22,000 m², making it the third largest segment at InnoTrans. In large cities and urban areas in particular public transport is setting the pace in the development of electric mobility.

International Bus Forum makes its debut

The International Bus Forum is now responding to the trend for the electrification of public transport on the roads. The subject matter for this new format, which forms part of the InnoTrans Convention, has been put together by the Association of German Transport Companies (VDV).

 Title: ‘Electric buses in public transport: A solution for clean air and environmental protection in urban traffic?’
Date: 20 September 2018, 2 to 4 p.m.
Venue: Hall 7.3, Berlin Room

At the same time visitors can find information at the Dialog Forum about the digital transformation taking place in public rail and bus transport. This discussion round with experts will be held at the Palais am Funkturm and is organised by the Association of German Transport Companies (VDV) and the German Transport Forum (DVF).

About InnoTrans

InnoTrans is the world’s leading trade fair for transport technology and takes place every two years in Berlin. At the last event 2,955 exhibitors from 60 countries presented the global rail industry’s innovations to 137,391 trade visitors who came from 119 countries. The five segments at InnoTrans are Railway Technology, Railway Infrastructure, Public Transport, Interiors and Tunnel Construction. InnoTrans is organised by Messe Berlin. The twelfth edition of InnoTrans will take place on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds from 18 to 21 September 2018. More details are available online at www.innotrans.com.

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