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We innovate for our people and the environment

GBV Technologies develops zero emission drive systems for commercial vehicles and, where material improvement is possible, also designs the chassis/body structure.

Why choose GBV?

Superior Buses and Coaches


With advanced materials and processes, we offer increased safety and reliability with our buses and coaches.

Cutting Edge Technology


With state-of-the-art design technology, we bring high levels of flexibility to the design phase.

Greater Environmental Benefit


We use recyclable materials to build our vehicles and innovate to produce the most energy efficient buses and coaches.

Latest News

News and updates from Global Bus Ventures

Emirates Team New Zealand launch hydrogen powered chase boat

By Trevor | April 1, 2022

Emirates Team New Zealand yesterday launched their hydrogen powered chase boat – designed to push the boundaries and display their commitment to the environment.  Global Bus Ventures are proud to have been a part of the team to make this happen.  Read further at: https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/americas-cup/128226111/americas-cup-team-nz-launch-revolutionary-chase-boat and https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/americas-cup/128305170/americas-cup-team-nzs-new-chase-boat-passes-first-sea-trials?cid=app-android

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Global Bus Ventures collaboration with Emirates Team New Zealand

By Trevor | September 3, 2021

We are proud to announce that Global Bus Ventures (GBV) has been selected by Emirates Team New Zealand to be the system integrator for their hydrogen-powered chase boats. Our experience in hydrogen fuel cell technology in addition to in-house design and manufacture means GBV is uniquely well positioned to undertake tasks as a full system…

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Selwyn Awards 21 Winners

By Trevor | August 2, 2021

At the recent Selwyn Awards, Global Bus Ventures NZ was honoured to be the category winner in the both the Business Resilience and Environment and Sustainability categories. The business resilience award recognises the outstanding contribution made to continuing economic wellbeing in Selwyn, the wider Canterbury region, within New Zealand and/or internationally. The Environment and Sustainability…

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New Zealand’s First Hydrogen Bus is Officially Launched

By Trevor | March 31, 2021

New Zealand’s first hydrogen fuel cell bus was officially launched yesterday at Ports of Auckland by Minister of Transport Michael Wood and the Mayor of Auckland Phil Goff. Global Bus Ventures is proud to have designed and built the bus that provides operators with a long range, fast refueling, zero emissions option.   We are committed…

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New Zealand’s first fuel cell bus being tested at GBV

By Trevor | January 26, 2021

We are very excited to be testing not only New Zealand’s first hydrogen fuel cell bus, but the first ever fuel cell bus designed and manufactured in New Zealand. Hydrogen fuel cell buses use a fuel cell to convert hydrogen gas to electricity and the only emissions are pure water. This technology is ideally suited…

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New Canterbury Livery revealed

By Trevor | September 9, 2020

Global Bus Ventures is proud to have completed the prototype vehicle in the new Canterbury livery.  The teal livery and distinctive panel design is to be phased in over the next two years.  Further information is available at https://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/122703591/the-big-teal-reveal-new-colour-branding-for-canterburys-bus-network

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GBV awarded contract to build Hydrogen Bus

By Trevor | September 6, 2019

Global Bus Ventures is pleased to announce it has been awarded a contract with Auckland Transport to supply a 3 axle Hydrogen Fuel Cell (HFC) vehicle, to be used as part of the Ports of Auckland hydrogen fuel production and refuelling plant trial. Interest in hydrogen is at an all-time high around the world, due…

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ABC Profiles GBV

By Trevor | August 30, 2019

Global Bus Ventures was recently profiled by Australian publication ABC.  The full ABC article is available at https://www.busnews.com.au/industry-news/1908/at-the-cutting-edge-global-bus-ventures

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First NZ built 2550 wide Five star coach

By Global Bus Ventures | February 18, 2019

In December 2018 Global Bus Ventures displayed the first NZ built 2550 wide Five-star coach at the Auckland Branch Bus & Coach Association Christmas lunch. The added 50mm has substantially increased the aisle width and coupled with sloping floors to the rear which allows each passenger to look over the seat in front, this coach…

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