VDL to showcase green credentials at Busworld

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VDL Bus & Coach will be present at Busworld 2023, where this year’s theme will be ‘experience tomorrow’s mobility, today.’ VDL Bus & Coach says it will use the show to demonstrate its strategy and role as a forerunner with regard to sustainable mobility, highlighting its new carbon-neutral factory in Roeselare, the new generation Citea, and its innovation philosophy for its coaches.

The manufacturer says it is actively working on themes related to Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and is further developing a full zero-mission portfolio with a view to the European Green Deal. In addition, its ‘easy-to-integrate’ philosophy will see the further development of modern diagnostic tools. Its new energy-neutral production facility in Roeselare, Belgium, covers an area of more than 20,000 square metres with a roof full of solar panels, underfloor heating and green roofs; although production has already begun, the premises will be officially opened in the first half of 2024.

The third-generation VDL Futura innovation platform will also play a prominent role on the firm’s stand at Busworld and visitors will be taken through its philosophy on long-distance and intercity transport.