Since the invention of the trolleybus, well over 200 different builders of trolleybuses have existed.[1] This is a list of trolleybus manufacturers, both current and former.


Trolleybus garage (depot) in San Francisco, USA, with a range of Muni's trolleybuses dating from 1976 to 2003. On the left is an ETI (Skoda/AAI) 14TrSF trolleybus, which type replaced the non-accessible Flyer trolleybuses in the center. On the right is an articulated New Flyer trolleybus, one of 60 articulated ETBs built by New Flyer for Muni in 1993-94
ZiU-9/682 is the most numerous trolleybus model in the world (over 42,000 trolleybuses were produced since 1972)
Bogdan/Ursus Т701.16 in Lublin
Foton BJD-WG120FN bimodal trolleybus in Beijing
Company Country Notes
Astra Bus Romania
Belkommunmash Belarus
Bogdan Ukraine
Bozankaya Turkey
CAIO InduscarPT Brazil
Chongjin Bus Factory North Korea[2]
DINA Mexico[3]
Dongfeng Yangtse China
Ekova Electric Czech Republic
Electron Corporation Ukraine
Eletra IndustrialPT Brazil
Etalon Ukraine
Foton Motor China
Iveco Italy Fiat Group
Irisbus Italy Fiat Group, with electrical equipment by Škoda
Gillig United States electrical equipment by Kiepe Electric
Hamhung bus repair plant North Korea
Hess Switzerland
Kiepe Electric Germany electrical equipment only – usually as a subcontractor to various bus builders as subcontractor for bodies and chassis; however, for Dayton, Kiepe was the lead contractor, and installed its electrical equipment in otherwise complete vehicles built by Gillig as a subcontractor to Kiepe[4]
MAZ Belarus
New Flyer Industries Canada
PC Transport Systems Russia
Pyongsong bus repair plant North Korea
Pyongyang Trolleybus Factory North Korea
Sinara Transport Machines Russia
Škoda Electric Czech Republic Complete buses with Temsa bodies or electric drive equipment only with various bus builders as subcontractor for bodies and chassis
Solaris Bus & Coach Poland electrical equipment by Škoda, DP Ostrava, Cegelec, Vossloh-Kiepe and Medcom
SOR Libchavy[5] Czech Republic electrical equipment by Škoda
Sunwin China
Trans-Alfa (VMZ) Russia
Ursus Poland
Ufa Tram and Trolleybus Plant (UTTZ) Russia formerly Bashkir Trolleybus Plant (BTZ)
Van Hool Belgium
Youngman China
Yuzhmash Ukraine
Yutong China
Zhongtong Bus China


Preserved vintage trolleybus made by FIAT for the Piraeus-Kastella line in Greece (1939)
1954 CCFBrill trolleybus in Edmonton
ZiU-5 during the parade of vintage automobiles, Saint Petersburg
Rocar 117E and 217E in Brasov, Romania, 1994. It was one of the most used trolleybus types in Romania in the 1980s until the 2000s
Company Country Notes
4 June Rolling Stock Works North Korea
Alfa Romeo Italy
Almatyelectrotrans-Service Kazakhstan formerly Electromash
Amber Lithuania[6]
AM General United States
AnsaldoBreda Italy formerly Ansaldo Trasporti and Breda Costruzioni Ferroviarie
Aviant Aircraft Factory Ukraine
Associated Equipment Company United Kingdom
Berkhof Netherlands known as VDL Berkhof in its final years
Berna Switzerland
BredaMenarinibus Italy formerly Breda Costruzioni Ferroviarie
British United Traction United Kingdom
Brown Boveri & Company Canada using GM New Look bus bodies
Busscar Brazil
Canadian Car and Foundry Canada
Chavdar Bulgaria
Crossley Motors United Kingdom
Daimler Motor Company United Kingdom
Dennis Specialist Vehicles United Kingdom
DesignLine New Zealand
ELBO Greece
Electric Transit, Inc. United States joint venture between Škoda and AAI Corporation
Fiat Italy
Flyer Industries Canada became New Flyer Industries
FBW Switzerland
Gräf & Stift Austria
Guy Motors United Kingdom
Henschel Germany
Hispano-Suiza Spain
Ikarus Hungary
J. G. Brill United States
Jelcz Poland
Kawasaki Japan
Lancia Italy
Leyland Motors United Kingdom
LiAZ Russia
LuAZ Ukraine
LAZ Ukraine
MAN Germany
Mafersa Brazil
Marmon-Herrington United States
Materfer Argentina
Menarini Italy acquired by Breda in 1989, forming BredaMenarinibus
Mercedes-Benz Germany
MASA (Mexicana de Autobuses SA) Mexico now part of Volvo
Moscow Trolleybus Plant (MTRZ) Russia
NAW Switzerland
Neoplan Germany
Neoplan USA United States
Pegaso Spain
PTMZ Russia
Praga Czech Republic
Pullman-Standard United States
Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies United Kingdom
Richard Garrett & Sons United Kingdom
Rocar Romania
Saurer Switzerland
Salvador Caetano Portugal
St. Louis Car Company United States
Scania AB Sweden
Socimi Italy
Sunbeam United Kingdom
Tatra Czech Republic
Trolza Russia previously ZiU
Tushino Mechanical Plant Russia
Twin Coach United States
Valmet Finland
Vétra France
Viseon Bus Germany formerly Neoplan's trolleybus production
Volgograd transport and machinery plant Russia
Volvo Buses Sweden
Yaroslavl motor plant Russia


  1. ^ Murray, Alan (2000). World Trolleybus Encyclopaedia. Yateley, Hampshire, UK: Trolleybooks. pp. 94–125. ISBN 0-904235-18-1.
  2. ^ "북한지역정보넷". Retrieved 2021-02-17.
  3. ^ Trolleybus Magazine No. 311 (September–October 2013), p. 134. National Trolleybus Association (UK). ISSN 0266-7452.
  4. ^ Trolleybus Magazine No. 339 (May–June 2018), p. 117. National Trolleybus Association (UK). ISSN 0266-7452.
  5. ^ Trolleybus Magazine No. 281 (September–October 2008) || p. 109.
  6. ^ "Vilnius public transport innovates". Retrieved 2021-02-04.