Deliveries climb slightly in April

Photography by: courtesy Transdev Australasia + Volgren

A small rise to 92 sees monthly average deliveries also at 92 for the year, exclusive ABC data reveals.

Deliveries climb slightly in April
Transdev recently took on new Volgren-bodied BYD e-buses.

A minor increase in monthly bus and coach deliveries takes the April figure back into the 90s and in line with the average thus far in 2021.

The final figure rises from 87 in March to 92 and keeps deliveries consistently knocking at triple figures - well above the latter stages of last year, but not quite yet back at pre-pandemic levels.

Scania had a big month in the chassis sector, doubling its March numbers to take top spot in April. Volvo is second after dropping from 36 to 25, month-on-month. while Yutong had a strong month with 15. Elsewhere, BYD joins the chassis data with four, while Challenger discloses its first delivery for 2021.

Volgren maintains the body-building lead with its highest monthly figure for the year, 31, plus another from subsidiary Supportrans. Its tally includes the bodies built in its partnership with BYD. Yutong matches its chassis tally with 15 bodies built. A busy market sees the rest on seven or less.

For the air-conditioners, Thermo King recorded 37 deliveries, maintaining a trend of 36-40 for the year thus far. Cling-Yutong is next on 15. Hispacold (9), Coachair (8), MCC (7) and Spheros (6) follow in neat order.

Most of the deliveries went to Victoria, which occupied 42 per cent of the market. WA followed on 24 per cent, with NSW easing to 20 per cent, and Queensland well behind on 10 per cent.

Click here for comprehensive bus and coach delivery information for February. Please note all data is as supplied from manufacturers, at their discretion.

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