50 Beijing Buses to Use Hydraulic Hybrid System

HHVs can save more than 30 per cent of fuel consumption and reduce 20 to 70 per cent of emissions, said Hu Shenglong, vice-president of the Beijing-based Chargeboard Electric Vehicle Co, Ltd, which develops the technology.

Published: 04-Jan-2006

BEIJING, Jan. 3 -- As part of Beijing's effort to cut down fuel consumption and reduce emissions, 50 energy-efficient buses using hydraulic hybrid technology will soon be experimentally operating throughout Beijing's streets.

    If the plan proves successful, the new technology could be introduced to all the city's buses, said an official with the Beijing Municipal Commission of Development and Reform.

    Although the experimental operation might last for one to two years, commission official Zhang Yanyou estimates it will take less than one year to reach a decision.


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