Yutong delivers for World Cup

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World’s largest bus and coach manufacturer makes significant contribution towards fleet of vehicles being used at international tournament

A special handover ceremony was conducted for the vehicles delivered for operation in St Petersburg. YUTONG

RUSSIA The FIFA World Cup 2018 is being held in Russia from June 14 to July 15 and Yutong coaches are busy carrying fans from all over the world to various football stadiums. More than 300 have been delivered to BBUS and other transportation companies.

A handover ceremony has been held with SpbTransBus in St Petersburg, the coaches delivered there epitomising Yutong’s contribution. Russian girls dressed in national costumes presented bread and salt representing the highest courtesy to the guests from China. Chinese representatives presented the Russian guests with the Chinese knot that symbolizes friendship and wisdom.

The St Petersburg Transportation Association granted the ‘Best Chinese Partner’ honour to Yutong, and the Leningrad Transport Association awarded Yutong the ‘Best Tourism Coach Supplier.’

In order to ensure the smooth operation of its vehicles in Russia’s low temperatures, Yutong visited different parts of the country to learn about customers’ needs and actual operational environments. Meanwhile, the manufacturer’s technical team conducted corresponding development, adopting what is described as the world’s most advanced electrocoating technology for chassis framework and bodies, and designing high-power and independent heating systems.

Russia is one of Yutong’s strategic markets. In 2003, the first Yutong vehicle entered service in the country and as of March 2018, Yutong has exported 3,233 units there.

In 2020, Moscow will no longer use fuel-powered buses, and the government will purchase electric buses, says Yutong. Yutong is actively participating in the related procurement bidding and putting newly-developed new energy bus technology into production. Through technologies such as vehicle weight reduction, intelligent control and efficient electric drive and braking, ultra-low energy consumption is achieved. The remote fault diagnosis and collision warning system used on the vehicles can not only effectively avoid potential traffic accidents, it also encompasses one-press smart charging.