27. 4. 2022
ŠKODA TRANSPORTATION PRESENTS ITSELF AT THE BUS2BUS TRADE FAIR IN GERMANY
Škoda Transportation, the Czech manufacturer of public transport vehicles, is presenting itself on the German market at the Bus2Bus trade fair, which takes place on 27 and 28 April in Berlin.
As the name suggests, it is presenting bus solutions for transport companies and operators. The main themes of the fair are innovation and sustainability, and the group is presenting its latest product, the Škoda E’CITY 36 BB electric bus, which it has delivered to Prague. Škoda is sharing space at the fair with sister company Temsa, which brought a shorter version of its 9-metre electric bus.
We are glad that after the hiatus caused by the covid-19 disease, the fair is back on and we can proudly present our modern solutions for urban and suburban transport. The German market has great potential for our Group, as there is a high demand for environmentally friendly and economical innovative solutions. I am convinced that with our products we can help cities achieve their climate goals. In addition to our current offering, which includes trolleybuses, electric buses as well as a diesel city bus, we are working on vehicles with alternative propulsion. Later this year we will introduce our own hydrogen bus, which will be tested by the largest Czech cities.
Tanya Altmann, Senior Vice President Bus Mobility Solutions
TEMSA CEO Tolga Kaan Dogancioglu emphasised the importance of this event, saying, “We are not just exhibiting one vehicle at this event together with our sister company Škoda. At the same time, we are showing our shared vision of a sustainable future to all participants, customers and industry stakeholders. The future of public transport is shaped by electrification. We see that electric buses are rapidly increasing their volume worldwide. We expect this process to accelerate even more in the coming period. We consider it the duty of manufacturers like us to take the necessary steps in this area. We are very proud and pleased that TEMSA and Skoda have become pioneering companies in our industry thanks to their sense of responsibility, powerful technological infrastructure, high production capabilities and, above all, the decisive and consistent stance we have taken in this area.”
Two modern electric buses are on display at the joint Skoda and Temsa stand. The Škoda Transportation Group is presenting the Škoda E’CITY 36 BB, the first electric bus of classic length – i.e. 12 metres long – ordered by the DPP. Sister company Temsa is presenting a shorter electric bus, namely the TEMSA MD9 electriCITY.
In addition to the exhibition space itself, the Škoda Group will also be presenting itself at the New Drive Solutions panel discussion on Thursday 28 April at 2pm. Tanya Altmann will take part in the discussion. The aim will be to show the current developments in the market for new drives and to describe them in greater depth. This is because developments are taking place against the backdrop of changing infrastructure and new vehicle concepts brought about by new drive systems.
Also on display at the Škoda Transportation Group stand is the RU10.X rooftop unit. This is a comprehensive vehicle electrification solution that integrates the components of the electrical system, including the cooling fluid, into one compact roof box. In addition, the Astrid system, which monitors and analyses trolleybuses and electric buses directly in operation – collecting data on consumption, battery life, location and nearly 50 other parameters. There is also a 24-metre trolleybus model for Prague.