Passenger buses have come a long way since the initial horse-drawn and steam-powered models. Today, buses carry more passengers more efficiently, sometimes using alternative fuels.Read More
Passenger buses have come a long way since the initial horse-drawn and steam-powered models. Today, buses carry more passengers more efficiently, sometimes using alternative fuels.
Passenger buses have been around since the 1800s, with the earliest models pulled by horses or powered by steam until the development of electric trolleys. The first passenger bus with an internal combustion engine was developed about 1895. In 1910, the first mass-produced bus model, the B-type double-decker bus, made its debut in London.
Early passenger buses were essentially a bus body mounted on a truck chassis. Today, bus manufacturers are focusing efforts on both traditional buses as well as hybrid electric buses and buses powered by fuel cells, electricity, compressed natural gas, or biodiesel.
Some of the most common models of buses for sale on TruckPaper.co.uk come from Mercedes-Benz, Isuzu, and DAF, among others. Careful observers will note a number of little distinctions among these buses: automatic or manual transmissions, maximum seating capacities ranging from 15 all the way up to 42 or more, and either left-hand or right-hand drive. Some are also equipped with wheelchair lifts. Depending on size and capacity, they can be used for municipal transportation, as airport or hotel shuttles, transportation for private tours, and more.