200 YUTONG NEW ENERGY BUSES FOR CHINA'S HARBIN, THE “CITY OF ICE”
200 Yutong intelligent new energy city buses will be put into operation in Harbin, capital city of China’s northeastern Heilongjiang province and also revered to as “the city of ice”. It are 12-meter hybrid city buses with a gas engine and plug in electrical driveline.
The 200 e-buses are purchased by Harbin Transportation Group Public Transport Co., Ltd. via a bidding procedure and financed by a loan from the World Bank. The vehicles will be delivered and put into operation in Harbin in mid-December this year.
After years of construction, Harbin has gradually set up the integrated modern public transport system, with a BRT-system as the framework and conventional bus lines as the main body. Yutong buses are the main force to enhance Harbin's rapid development of public transport. From conventional diesel buses to new energy buses, Yutong has been helping the upgrade of Harbin's transport system. In 2012, 80 units of Yutong first-generation non-plug-in hybrid buses were put into operation, and their operation status has been staying good till now. So far, there are totally over 600 Yutong new energy buses in Harbin. These 200 new 12-meter hybrid buses have adopted the “Yutong solution for cold area”, to deal with the extremely cold weather in Northeastern China. In mid-December, it will be the coldest time in Harbin and the lowest temperature can get even as low as minus 30 degrees Celsius.
Regarding to safety performance, Yutong new energy buses have achieved 3S+ safety upgrade including wading safety upgrade and collision safety upgrade. In terms of battery energy, Yutong hybrid buses combines super capacitor and lithium batteries together, which can take full use of complementary advantages and extend the driving range. Energy saving can reach up to 60% while the exhaust emissions are almost zero after the application of system configuration improvement: lightweight vehicle, integrated five-in-one controller, electric transformation of accessory system, composite brake system, etc.