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Europe becoming Chinese bus makers’ second home market

There is a Chinese saying that “one’s accomplishments are easily known outside his or her own unit.” The original Chinese phrase translated literally means the blooming flower inside the garden smells sweeter outside of it, which is a way to describe companies performing much better or are better known outside

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Ankai electric double-decker open top sightseeing bus makes global debut

KORTRIJK, Belgium – Anhui Ankai Automobile Co., Ltd., the bus subsidiary of Jianghuai Automobile Co., Ltd. (JAC), presented the world’s first battery electric double-deck open top sightseeing bus for the first time ever at the Busworld Europe Kortrijk 2017 on October 20. Ankai’s flagship luxury coach A9 also made its

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By not displaying traditional buses, bus makers are missing opportunities again

The road transport exhibition held each year can reflect some market changes. Some of the enterprises are leading indicators for future popular models, while others slow in action display some previously hot models instead of predicting future hot ones. An evident feature of the 2017 China Beijing International Exhibition on

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New energy buses take center stage at bus & truck exhibition

The 2017 China Beijing International Exhibition on Buses, Trucks and Components was held on May 24-26 in Beijing with leading bus manufacturers exhibiting their latest products and innovations. Compared with previous editions, this year’s exhibition had the following key highlights in terms of new products, technology and competitive characteristics.  

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Gree’s acquisition of Yinlong: more than making buses

This issue features an interesting article by our guest columnist Yao Wei of find800.cn on Gree and Yinlong, two of the hottest names in China’s bourgeoning new energy bus industry that has recently been rocked by a subsidy cheating scandal. Scandal aside, neither Gree nor Yinlong are household names in the

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Reasons behind July’s sharp drop in electric bus output

After six consecutive months of growth from January to June, electric bus production witnessed a significant drop in July. According to factory production certificate data from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), merely 3,394 electric buses were produced in July, a sharp decline of 40 percent from a

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