Bus applications

Stainless steels are increasingly used in the body and chassis structures of buses and coaches. It allows for the bus to be lighter and stronger at the same time.

Webinar: Stainless steels; for Safe and Sustainable Electric Buses

The way we travel is being transformed. By 2050 the internal combustion engine will probably be a thing of the past, not just for cars, but for all modes of transport. Even the notion of switching away from personal transport to public transport in urban settings is gaining more support. Today, in 2021, more and more buses are electric or hybrid, making public transport an even more environmentally-friendly and sustainable way of getting from one place to another. And what if, these buses could be even more environmentally friendly? Running on a minimal amount of energy, providing a safer transport experience and having a longer life? With stainless steel bus frames, this is not a futuristic option, but one that has been realised already today.

This webinar explains why stainless steel is a compelling option for bus frames, by comparing it to other materials, not only for financial costs, but also environmental ones and safety considerations.

This webinar has ended. You can find the recording here. For more information, please contact Jo Claes (claes@issf.org).

Rationale behind ‘Stainless Steel Super Structure’ for Buses

This paper discusses the rationale behind choosing stainless steel for the complete bus structure. With rapid development in infrastructure and public mass transit system, it has become imperative to have a robust structure for buses that is durable and crash worthy.

Source: SAE International

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Stainless by the bus load

In commissioning buses, the State Transit Authority of NSW emphasized economical operating and maintenance costs, fuel efficiency and competitive whole of life costs. International experience shows stainless steel delivers on these criteria thanks to its corrosion resistance, durability and weight-saving qualities.

Source: Australian Stainless Steel Development Association

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Stainless steel: a new structural automotive material

The aim of this paper is to show the structural applications of stainless steel in the automotive sector, starting from the first experiences for bus frames.

Source: Centro Inox

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