How to become “Bus" or "Coach of the Year”
In 1989 the award was founded to show respect to the potential and creativity of the bus manufacturers. They produce highly sophisticated solutions for everyday’s mobility needs as well as for comfortable travelling. So the award “Bus of the Year" or "Coach of the Year” demonstrates the high quality of this industry.
The first year’s award went to Neoplan for its Metroliner Carbondesign. It was handed over at the busworld in Kortrijk – a fact that hasn’t changed until today. The awarding ceremony for the “Coach of the Year” still takes place there. The trophy for the “Bus of the Year” is handed over on the IAA in Hannover.
Before choosing the winner all candidates are tested intensively by the jury members. They take a close look on acceleration, braking, noise emissions, handling, comfort and safety. In the end every magazine represented in the jury has one vote.