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Over fifty European cities, fifteen manufacturers and the same amount of transport organizations have joined the European Clean Bus deployment Initiative. Through their combined effort these participants who have signed the 'Declaration of intent on promoting large-scale deployment of clean, alternatively fuelled buses in Europe' are committed to make this energy transition happen.
As expected, global bus sales declined ~14% YoY in the first quarter of 2017. Much of this decline can be attributed to China and India, following the introduction of more stringent emission standards in early 2017. Also noteworthy, bus and coach sales in Brazil and Eastern Europe fell ~34% and ~9% YoY in Q1, respectively. By contrast, the Triad economies of Western Europe, North America and Japan have started the year strongly, and there was a robust outturn from Argentina and South Korea.
In the 2017 Volvo Trucks Safety Report the Swedish truck, bus and coach manufacturer has analysed and described why accidents involving trucks occur, how they happen, and what should be done to reduce the risk of accidents and their consequences. Although 'a truck is not a bus' and this report is focussed on trucks in relation to vulnerable road users, the type of accidents also apply to bus and coach sector.