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4.12.14

ELECTRIC BUS PROJECT * Australia / Malaysia: Bustech's E-Bus project

* Queensland - Bustech secures Malaysian electric bus project

(Photo from Wikipedia: 2000 Bustech bodied Mercedes-Benz O405NH of Busabout) 
Burleigh,QLD,Australia -Manufacturers' Monthly, by Matt McDonald -4 December, 2014: -- Queensland bus manufacturer, Bustech has been chosen as the lead design and manufacturing partner for a $170 million electric bus project... Announcing the project today, Bustech CEO, Michael McGee, said the project would position Bustech as an innovative regional leader in the use of renewable energy for buses... Bustech, part of Transit Australia Group, has partnered with the Malaysia Automotive Institute (MAI) (a Malaysian government body), Swinburne University of Technology and AutoCRC and a private Malaysian company to develop and test the E-Bus project in Malaysia... Swinburne University is providing the electric bus technology to the project and will work closely with Bustech throughout the trials of the prototype vehicle... On the Gold Coast to inspect the Bustech facility, Malaysian Automotive Institute CEO, M Madani Sahari, said if successful, the electric bus could be exported to other countries... The first bus is planned to roll off the production line in July 2015, with trials to begin in September...

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