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BUS2BUS 2024 – the overview

24 April 2024: Federal Minister of Transport Volker Wissing opened the BUS2BUS trade fair at the Berlin Exhibition Centre today. Mobility transition, AI and the future of bus tourism are the main topics at this year’s event..

140 companies – 40 per cent more than last time – from 20 countries will be presenting their products, services and technical solutions at the trade fair on 24 and 25 April 2024. The proportion of international exhibitors this year is 38 per cent, which is higher than ever before. Around 40 buses and coaches will be on display in the hall and in the outdoor area, which is also a new record. BUS2BUS 2024 also occupies a much larger area and, with hub27, uses the largest and most modern hall at the Berlin exhibition centre. Exhibitors include Iveco Magirus, MAN, Daimler Buses, DB Regio, MCV Deutschland, Ebusco, Anadolu Isuzu, OTOKAR, ARTHUR BUS, JBM, Lanzhou Guangtong, Omnicar, Tremonia Mobility, ALTAS AUTO, EKOENERGETYKA, Sono Motors, ZF, NOW, KEMPOWER, ioki, Jebsen & Jessen and Voith.

Federal Minister of Transport Volker Wissing and BDO Managing Director Christiane Leonard on stage | © UTM/b

At BUS2BUS 2024, trade visitors will be able to see for themselves that the mobility revolution is in full swing. More than 30 vehicles equipped with climate-friendly drive systems – including the latest battery buses, hybrid buses and fuel cell buses – will be on display for visitors to see, ride on and drive themselves. The buses on display include a number of premières and world premières. For example, JBM will be exhibiting a prototype of an electric coach with a range of 1,000 to 1,500 kilometres – a milestone for coach tourism. Omnicar is presenting two brand new electric minibuses for local transport, available in lengths of six and seven metres. And ARTHUR BUS will be bringing the ARTHUR ZERO 2.0 to BUS2BUS. Further innovations from the exhibitors will be presented in the BUS2Spotlights.

BUS2BUS has been opened on 24 April 2024 with a tour of the trade fair by Federal Minister of Transport Dr Volker Wissing. He spoke about mobility in Germany at the Future Forum and opened the bdo Policy Talks. The Future Forum is one of two stages at BUS2BUS, where more than 100 international speakers will present solutions for the current challenges facing the mobility industry in 60 panels and presentations. The Deep Dive Stage is celebrating its premiere this year, where topics from the Future Forum will be dealt with in greater depth and where exhibitors will present their products and services to an audience of private and municipal mobility companies, long-distance transport and bus tourism.

We take a first tour of the trade fair:

Mercedes-Benz eCitaro Fuel Cell Hydrogen Range Extender | © UTM/b
Isuzu Midi-E-Bus NovoCiti Volt E – battery capacity 211 kWh / 268 kWh | © UTM/b
Anadolu Isuzu Citiport | © UTM/b
Otokar e-Kent C 100% electric | © UTM/b
Omnicar E-Minibus W-Smile S7 – battery capacity 127 kWh | © UTM/b
Tremonia City 75 Electric – battery capacity 126 kWh, motor 160 kW – built in Dortmund | © UTM/b
Mellor Sigma 7 – currently on test in Regensburg. Gothenborg has 44 of these in service | © UTM/b
Cambell E-Bus built in Bottrop | © UTM/b
Ebusco 3.0 | © UTM/b
Interview with the German Federal Minister of Transport Volker Wissing | © UTM/b
Atlas Novus City V7 – battery capacity 140 kWh | © UTM/b
MCV C127EV | © UTM/b
MCV C127 EV | © UTM/b
Elinta Motors | © UTM/b
MAN Lion’s City 12 E LE | © UTM/b
Iveco Streetway E-Bus | © UTM/b
Iveco Streetway E & Crossway LE electric | © UTM/b
Setra S 516 LE hybrid | © UTM/b
Arthur H2 | © UTM/b
Kiepe Electric In-Motion Charging solution | © UTM/b