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02 May 2022

OTAS lose ground slightly to transport companies in traffic generation

One of the most hopeful seasons for the transporters of the intermunicipal segment in Colombia was the end of the year of 2021, as it was the great opportunity to have a normal operation for the first time in two years. The results were very...
08 April 2022

Scania Mexico delivers first K500 Euro 6 buses with XPI technology to grupo Estrella Blanca

Grupo Estrella Blanca (GEB), with 81 years of history, is one of the main conglomerates of passenger road transport in Mexico, connecting 25 states in the country and with 21 brands, offering three levels of comfort for travelers. Its fleet exceeds 5...
07 April 2022

Hino expands its dealer network in Colombia and now has 21 showcases

Hino, the Japanese manufacturer of buses and trucks of the Toyota Group, arrived in Colombia almost 30 years ago and was always clear that its entry into the country was not a product of the economic opening winds of that time. For the brand founded...
06 April 2022

Marcopolo’s G8 motivates the increase in orders for Double-Deck buses in Brazil

The enormous expectation for the arrival of the Marcopolo Generation 8 destined for the highway segment had been brewing for several years and when it was officially presented in July 2021, it did not disappoint anyone. In the international markets...
05 April 2022

Mercedes-Benz exports 328 buses to Chile for personnel transportation companies in mines

As happened in other Latin American markets, the business transportation segment during the pandemic was the one that lost the least ground, compared to other transportation modalities and, additionally, it has been the one with the fastest recovery...
04 April 2022

Superpolo will send another 80 articulated buses with Volvo chassis to the SUBUS operator in Santiago

SuBus, operator of the Santiago de Chile Metropolitan Mobility Network system, which is in charge of the Business Unit 2 corridors, continues to work on renewing its bus fleet. To continue with this update, it has once again opted for the combination...
20 March 2022

Traton group will invest 2.6 billion euros in R&D for electromobility by 2026

The Traton Group, one of the largest global players in the commercial passenger and cargo vehicle industry; with its brands MAN, Scania, Volkswagen Trucks & Buses, Navistar and RIO in digital services; has decided to assume head-on the commitment to...
19 March 2022

Mi Macro Perfiférico reached the estimated demand in one month of operations

On January 30, 2022, the operation of the largest BRT system in Mexico was launched, with a 41.5 kilometer corridor to connect the city of Guadalajara: Mi Macro Periférico. This project was approved in 2019 and on its first day of operations, it...
17 March 2022

Mercedes-Benz already has close to 100 orders for its eO500U electric bus chassis

In 2021, the Mercedes-Benz O500 bus series celebrated 20 years of commercial life with its urban and road versions, of which more than 70,000 have been manufactured in Brazil, supplying both the local market and the those of South America and other...
16 March 2022

Ankai prepares the delivery of 800 gas units to the state of Nuevo Leon (Mexico)

Ankai is one of the many Chinese companies dedicated to the production of buses, located in Hefei (Anhui) and belonging to the JAC group, which has had a significant penetration in several Latin American markets, with good results, especially in...
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