Within 10 years, there may be Hungarian-made high-tech buses in Hungary. Minister of Innovation and Technology László Palkovics presented a domestically developed articulated bus. The new buses are less harmful to the environment.
“There are currently about 8,500 buses in operation in Hungary. Their average age is over 14. However, the goal is to bring this under 10 years,” said Palkovics, Minister of Innovation and Technology.
Hungary has a modern bus development and production capacity.
In addition, outstanding expertise in Hungary helps the production of buses. “The domestically developed and manufactured Credobus Econell 18 Next articulated bus is a vehicle built on an ultra-light chassis. It is the most fuel-efficient bus, and it has the lowest carbon-dioxide emission in the category,” bus manufacturer Kravtex Kft.’s managing director István Krankovics stated.
Palkovics added that the traditional power train is no longer modern. It is important to reduce emissions from vehicles.
The Minister also mentioned that the Hungarian economy is constantly developing. Hungarian industry is high-tech. In other words, the automotive industry is outstanding in Hungary. Palkovics recalled a study by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) a year ago. The IMF rated the industrial structure of different countries. The main aspects were, for instance, high-tech production capacity and high-tech products.
Hungarian industry has received a rating just as good as Germany or Denmark.
With this, our country is at the top of the list. In connection with the new bus, we can now say that there is a Hungarian-made articulated bus once again. Kravtex Kft. is the largest domestic transport service provider. Recently, they handed over the last buses of a deal for 420 vehicles to Volánbus, writes index.hu.
The name of the new vehicle is Econell 18 Next. It weighs 3 tonnes, meaning it is 15 per cent lighter than buses of similar size and capacity. As a result, the bus consumes less fuel and is more environmentally friendly. Kravtex has about 2,400 buses at Volánbusz, writes hellomagyar.hu. In conclusion, soon, only modern Hungarian-made buses can run in Hungary.