* China - Yuchai International readies hybrid engine for buses
China -Autobloggreen (USA), by Xavier Navarro -Nov 13th 2007: -- For the first time for a Chinese company, China Yuchai has introduced a hybrid engine for urban buses. The system is based on single-axle parallel ISG technology. The complete system is made with an electrically-controlled diesel engine, 4 quadrant motor and control system, power source management system, high-power safety system, powertrain control system and a vehicle communication system. According to Yuchai, the 4-cylinder engine has the same performance as a regular 6-cylinder but reduced fuel consumption (20 percent less)...
* South Korea - Daewoo Int’l Delivers 200 Buses to Azerbaijan
Seoul,South Korea -The Korea Times, by Ryu Jin -13 Nov 2007: -- Daewoo International has delivered 200 city buses, which included BS106 and BS090 models made by Daewoo Bus, to Azerbaijan in the first shipment of buses it will provide to the Caspian Sea country... Daewoo International signed a contract with the Azerbaijani government in February to provide 1,000 buses worth $60 million (roughly 54.8 billion won) to the Ministry of Transport, which is trying to reform the country’s transportation system.. .(Photo Courtesy of Daewoo International: Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev poses in the driver’s seat while test-driving one of the 200 Daewoo buses delivered by Daewoo International in Baku, the capital city of the Caspian country, Monday)
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