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25.11.12

BUSMAKERS NEWS * WORLDWIDE

* Jiangsu / China - Higer reports on China's growing LNG bus population

(Photo from Higer Bus Co) 
Suzhou Industrial Park,Jiangsu,China -Busworld (Belgium) -30 Oct 2012: -- Chinese bus manufacturer Higer Bus Company Limited, has contributed to public information about natural gas buses with the publication of green paper – Natural Gas Bus (NG) – in September... Higer reports LNG vehicles are developing fast in China, with the number expected to reach 200,000 by the end of the 12th Five-Year Period in 2015... According to data from 50 bus manufacturers, Higer states that 18,837 NG buses were sold in 2011, increasing 29.82%. Sales proportion of NG buses in total buses increased from 6.54% to 7.78%. Meanwhile, 29 of 50 bus manufacturers set foot in the NG bus market... In 2011 5,670 LNG buses were sold, accounting for 30.1% of total NG buses...


* Brazil - Scania delivers underpinnings for trolleybuses to Sao Paulo

(Photo from Scania) 
Sao Paulo,SP,Brazil -Busworld (Belgium) -2 Nov 2012: -- Scania will deliver chassis modules to a new fleet of 101 trolleybuses to be operated by Ambiental Trans on dedicated, electric bus lanes in the megacity of São Paulo in response to stricter regulations to combat climate change. When developing the trolleybus, Scania departed from the design of a 15-metre 3-axle low-entry bus with hydraulically steered tag axle behind the drive axle. Passenger capacity is a full 96 instead of 80 for a conventional two-axle city bus, which in fact is close to that of an articulated 18-metre bus, but with much reduced technical complexity... 


* India - Volvo to Invest Rs 3800 crores; for Buses and Trucks

(Picture: Bangalore Volvo bus)
Hyderabad, India -Philip 9876 -November 23, 2012: ... In India, Volvo has strong presence in the bus segment. It supplies low-floor buses to various state government transport departments and private service carriers. Volvo, the world’s second-largest truck maker by revenue, and Eicher Motors have a 50:50 joint venture, VE Commercial Vehicles, which sells the Volvo brand of trucks and Eicher-branded trucks and buses... Volvo makes trucks under the Renault, Mack, UD Trucks and Eicher brands, as well as under its own brand. Along with Daimler and Scania, the company is in the race to grab a slice of India’s truck and bus market... The company joins a host of global automakers planning to use India as a manufacturing hub for parts and components. Many companies also plan to make India their export hub... Volvo would work with Eicher to hasten localisation of parts for engines produced at the Pithampur plant...


 - ELECTRIC BUSES - 

* The Netherlands - City of Den Bosch tests eleectric bus with proov induction charging

Den Bosch,Netherlands -Busworld (Belgium) -31 Oct 2012: -- In the Dutch city of Den Bosch a test has begun with an electrical bus, whose accumulators are charged through induction. The bus and the induction charging system have been developed by the Dutch company Proov, using among others technology from Conductix Wampfler. The basic vehicle is a Volvo 8700 citybus, which by Volvo-dealer Bluekens and Emoss has been fitted with an electric driveline and batteries. At each stop the accumulators are charged fast through induction, which means that the bus is able to cover its route without an enormous amount of batteries on board...


* Guangdong / China - SORL wins electric air compressor contract form Shen Zhen Wuzhoulong

(Photo: Shen Zhen Wuzhoulong Motors Group)
Shēnzhèn,Guangdong,China -Busworld (Belgium) -13 Nov 2012: -- SORL Auto Parts, Inc. a supplier of brake and control systems to the global commercial vehicle industry, recently announced the Company received a 400-unit order for its new electric air compressor from Shen Zhen Wuzhoulong Motors Group... In addition to Wuzhoulong, the Company has also received indication of purchasing interest for the same products from other large bus manufacturers in China... SORL's new generation of electric air brake compressors are powered by an electric motor, thereby increasing fuel conservation and reducing pollution...  Shenzhen Wuzhoulong is the largest alternative energy bus manufacturers in China...

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