Tuesday, August 3, 2010

60% Vehicles Need Retread in Asian Games

www.chinabuses.org: Guangzhou Asian Games set high requirement on city buses and tourism buses, but it doesn’t mean that all vehicles need to be replaced.

As told by Huang Liujiu, general manager of Yutong Bus Guangdong area Service Department, there will be 3,000 to 4,000 vehicles to be refurbished, and 2,000 new buses are needs, and city buses take a large percentage among the buses to be refurbished and purchased.

"60% of existing vehicles in Guangzhou need to be refurbished, from current national 2 emissions LPG bus to national 3 emission standards, electro circuit system updated to CAN, and body and interior trimmings also need refurbishment. Tourist buses cannot be more than two years and they have to be checked,” general manager of King Long Bus Guangdong area Service Department Zhou Aiguo said, “they started to refurbish vehicles used in Guangzhou Asian Games since last year, and currently over 3,000 vehicles have been updated.”

In terms of bus brands, there are mainly King Long, Yutong, Ankai, GAC, Youngman etc brands. According to Guangzhou Transport Committee, the chosen bus brands must be national famous brands with good reputation. And they will also inspect manufacturing, spare parts supply as well as after sales services.

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