China Yuchai and Sunlong bus to develop electric vehicles

China Yuchai has entered into a strategic partnership agreement with an electric vehicle (EV) bus producer in China, Guangxi Shenlong Automobile Manufacturing (Sunlong).

According to the agreement, China Yuchai and Sunlong will develop new vehicles based on China Yuchai’s four new energy powertrain systems: ISG power generation powertrain (YC IE-Power), e-CVT power-split hybrid powertrain (YC e-CVT), integrated electric drive axel powertrain (YC e-Axel), and a fuel cell system (YC FCS).

In addition to product development, China Yuchai and Sunlong will leverage each other’s supply chains and distribution networks, especially in international markets, with a focus on entering the southeast Asian markets.

Sunlong, headquartered in Nanning, Guangxi province, specialises in new energy buses, and vehicle development and production in southern China. In the past, China Yuchai has supplied its electric direct drive system, hybrid system and Nat VI-compliant CNG natural gas engine to Sunlong for its vehicles sold in southern and western China. In April 2021, the first batch of Sunlong buses featuring China Yuchai’s new energy powertrain systems was successfully delivered to the Nanning local public transit operator.

China Yuchai International Limited, through its subsidiary, GYMCL, engages in the manufacture, assembly, and sale of a wide variety of light-, medium- and heavy-duty engines for trucks, buses, passenger vehicles, construction equipment, marine and agriculture applications in China. 

Weng Ming Hoh, President of China Yuchai, said, “We are excited to ink this important strategic partnership with Sunlong and make further inroads into the fast-growing new energy vehicle market in China and abroad.”

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