This is Part 2 of a two half sequence. In Part 1 we checked out First Automobile Works (FAW) historical past and its collaboration with Toyota. In this Part article we’ll focus on FAW’s current progress in bringing hybrid buses to market.
China FAW Group Corporation is at the moment billed because the primary car maker in China, and can also be one of many oldest within the trade, courting again to 1953. FAW Group, or extra generally know as merely FAW, has a wide-ranging base of merchandise, from passenger automobiles, mini (utility) automobiles, sport utility automobiles (SUVs) and pickup vehicles, to business vehicles, buses and coaches.
CA6100SH8 Hybrid Coach
Since the early Nineties, many world bus chassis producers adopted FAW’s lead by making giant investments towards the analysis and growth of commercially viable hybrid-powered bus platform. With a powerful code of environmental duty, FAW gave precedence standing to the event of latest leading edge hybrid bus chassis in early 2002 that would each decrease automobile emissions and improve gas financial system.
Envisioning the potential of FAW’s new know-how, the mission obtained full assist from China’s central authorities, who has taken an aggressive stance inside the present 5 yr nationwide growth plan to scale back each emissions and gas consumption nationwide. Through the joint efforts of FAW Group’s R & D Center and FAW Bus & Coach Company, two prototype hybrid-powered buses have been accomplished by the Wuxi division of FAW Bus & Coach on Dec. 10, 2005.
The manufacturing facility is now set to start mass manufacturing of the brand new hybrid CA6100SH8 municipal transit bus, designed for right this moment’s more and more standard BRT programs (bus speedy transit) and conventional interior metropolis mass transit. This revolutionary new mannequin with 10 proprietary patents delivers a gas financial system improve of 38% and an emissions discount of 30%, in comparison with conventional buses. With a Euro 3 emissions score, the brand new 80kW parallel hybrid drive system is scheduled for Euro 4 certification by late 2006.
At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, twenty of those CA6100SH8 hybrid bus, referred to as hybrid “City Bus,” efficiently accomplished discipline trials on actual passenger routes inside the Olympic sector. The “City Bus” hybrid buses employed Enova System_s’ pre-transmission hybrid drive programs, and “exceeded all expectations” based on Liu Minghue, the Executive Director of Engineering for the FAW hybrid-electric transit bus trial.
Jiefang CA6120URH hybrid bus
This month Enova confirmed that it has delivered the primary seventy (70) pre-transmission hybrid drive programs to First Auto Works. FAW has ordered a further one hundred-fifty (150) hybrid drive programs for supply in 2009. The Enova drive system might be built-in and branded in FAW buses beneath the title of Jiefang CA6120URH hybrid. The Jiefang 12 meter (40 foot) low ground hybrid bus can carry 103 passengers and journey at a most velocity of 85 kilometers an hour (km/h) or 53 miles per hour (mph.) The bus meets Euro III emission requirements. It will devour solely 30 liters of gas each 100 kilometers (equal to 7.84 miles per gallon) and discharge 20 p.c much less emissions.
According to a report on busesline.com, the municipal authorities of Dalian has ordered 150 of the Jiefang hybrid buses. Fifty of them might be operating within the metropolis in the course of the Summer Davos occasion, which is the Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2009, performed by the World Economic Forum from 10-12 September, 2009. In October, one other 100 Jiefang hybrid energy buses will go into use in Changchun metropolis, capital of northeast China’s Jilin province.
Groundbreaking For New Hyrbid Bus Plant in Dalian
To sustain with China’s central authorities’s purpose of 500,000 electrical and hybrid automobiles over the subsequent hew years, FAW Group Corporation held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new-energy bus plant at Dalian Economic & Technological Development Zone on June 5. Attendees to the ceremony included officers from Dalian metropolis, President Xu Jianyi of FAW Group and Vice President Qin Huanming of FAW Group.
Construction of the brand new manufacturing base of the new-energy automobile is among the necessary components of FAW Group’s growth plan. The new plant is scheduled ending building in July 2010. The plant’s annual manufacturing capability is deliberate to succeed in 3,000 models together with 1,500 hybrid buses earlier than the yr of 2013.