BUSMAKERS WORLDWIDE * Indonesia - Komodo buses to hit the street
Jakarta,Indonesia -Car and Auto Industries - 18 Sept 2009: -- Malaysian-controlled automaker PT Asian Auto International launched its locally manufactured "Komodo" buses Tuesday... Local components used in Komodo buses now account for 50 percent of the total... AAI would produce 13 articulated buses fueled by compressed natural gas for PT Eka Sari Lorena... Lorena won the Jakarta administration public bidding to procure the buses for the Jakarta Bus Rapid Transit System, known locally as the Busway... At 110 centimeters high and 18 meters long, the bus can carry 155 passengers, seating 41 of them, and comes with a 1,100-cc engine... Given its lower cost, the bus is expected to outpace its competitors on the market...
* Japanese bus makers eye tie-up
Tokyo,Japan -The Economic Times (India) -31 Aug 2009: -- Japan's Nissan Diesel Motor Co. and Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corp. said Monday they had agreed to explore a merger of their bus manufacturing operations amid a weak market... The two firms aim to integrate their planning, research and development, production and sales in the bus industry under a joint venture company... The two makers already have a partnership under which they supply certain types of buses and coaches to each other... Germany's Daimler AG has an 85-percent stake in Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus while Nissan Diesel Motor is fully owned by Swedish truck maker Volvo...
* India - Tata Motors, Ashok Leyland fail to meet bus delivery deadline
Delhi / Mumbai, India -The WSJ/Mint (USA) -11 Sept 2009: -- A Rs4,000 crore Centrally funded initiative to boost public transportation in cities has been forced to slow down due to sluggish supply and missed deadlines... Only 283 buses have been delivered of the 11,431 that various state transport authorities ordered from bus makers including Tata Motors Ltd and Ashok Leyland Ltd after the Union government said in January that it would provide financial assistance under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission as part of a government stimulus package to buy the buses... (Photo by Ramesh Pathania / Mint: Poor show. Only 283 buses have been delivered of the 11,431 that various state transport authorities ordered)
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