VDL Bus & Coach wins German EBUS Award 2019

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GERMANY

VDL secures important German environmental award presented in Berlin

VDL Bus & Coach has won an EBUS Award 2019.

Said to be one of the most important German environmental awards for the public transport industry, the EBUS Awards are presented every two years by Forum für Verkehr and Logistik (Forum for Transport and Logistics), founded in 2008 by VDV (Association of German Transport Companies) and DEVK Insurance Group.

With increasing traffic density, declining oil reserves and increasing environmental pollution, the Forum aims to contribute to the sustainability and innovation of mobility and VDL won the prize in the category ‘Manufacturer of e-buses.’

(L to r) Gerhard Ros, Matthias Olyschläger, Boris Höltermann, Alex de Jong & Dietmar Roggon with the EBUS award. VDL
(L to r) Gerhard Ros, Matthias Olyschläger, Boris Höltermann, Alex de Jong & Dietmar Roggon with the EBUS award. VDL

Boris Höltermann, Managing Director VDL Bus & Coach Deutschland GmbH, said: “German public transport companies have chosen VDL Bus & Coach as the best manufacturer due in part to the high operational availability.

This is a special prize that we are very proud of and which also draws attention to our standing as a reliable partner for transition to electric public transport.”

Jochen Flasbarth, German State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, said: “The winners of the EBUS Awards 2019 have clearly shown that dedication and passion for electric buses are paying off.

All of them have made a major contribution to ensuring that electric buses are no longer a rare phenomenon in Germany but have become a trend followed by more and more German cities.”