CHINA YUCHAI DELIVERS CHINA'S FIRST GAS-ELECTRIC HYBRID SYSTEM
China Yuchai International Limited, a manufacturer and distributor of engines for on- and off-road applications in China through its main operating subsidiary, Guangxi Yuchai Machinery Company Limited ("GYMCL"), has introduced China's first CNG-electric hybrid powertrain system.
At the recent Xinjiang International New Energy Vehicle and Electric Car Exhibition in Urumqi, Dongfeng Motor Corporation and GYMCL jointly debuted China's first gas-electric hybrid truck. The new parallel hybrid system and gas engine powertrain, attracted great attention as the gas rich provinces in western China have been actively seeking more economic fuel solutions to address their growing transportation needs. With this newly developed plug-in truck application, GYMCL demonstrated its ability to go beyond its plug-in hybrid engine for the bus market where it currently dominates in China.
In addition, 40 hybrid 8.5 metres buses installed with GYMCL's light-duty YC4G engines were recently delivered to the Chongqing Pengshui public transportation company. Out of the 40 engines, 30 units were hybrid drive and the remaining units were gas-electric hybrid. Notwithstanding the development of new- energy buses, hybrid engines are still the preferred choice in Chongqing and GYMCL's engines, recognized for their high quality and performance, is the flagship product in Chongqing's hybrid bus market.