CHINA China became the world’s largest ‘new energy’ bus market several years ago. In 2015, manufacturers from the country sold about 70,000 new energy buses – way ahead of other countries. Yutong alone boasts an annual production volume of over 20,000 units. Currently only 10 bus makers across the globe have annual production volumes of 10,000 or more new energy buses.
Yutong won China’s National Science Progress Second Award in 2015. Wan Xinming, Vice President of China’s Automobile Engineering Institute, spoke highly of the Energy-saving and New Energy Bus Key Technology Research & Development and Industrialization project led by Yutong, saying the bus maker has overcome three major technological bottlenecks in the area of new energy buses and it had made significant contributions to the popularisation of full electric, plug-in and hybrid buses.
Against the backdrop of China’s fast transition through economic development, Yutong says it’s fully committed to independent research and development. By attaching paramount significance to innovation, it says it has already mastered the key technologies in new energy vehicles and it has pushed the world bus-making industry to a new historical height.