60,000th Yutong in 2014
Yutong rolled off 60,000 buses from its production line in Zhengzhou, China, in 2014. The figure is a 50% increase from four years ago when 40,000 vehicles were built in 2010. The 60,000th vehicle was an E7 full electric bus used for receiving the customers who visit Yutong. The manufacturer’s new energy bus production reached over 10,000 units in 2014, confirming it as not only the world’s largest bus and coach builder, but also the first one to have sales of over 10,000 new energy buses. The figures also confirmed Yutong as the undisputed market leader in China with a 30.21% market share in 2014. This was followed by Higer in second place with a 9.3% share and King Long with 7.34%. Pelican Bus & Coach, based near Leeds, is the sole UK and Ireland importer and distributor for Yutong buses and coaches.
European Sales Manager, Roger Zhou, said, ‘Yutong is committed to becoming a globally recognised bus and coach manufacturer. From our secure base in the Chinese market we continue to expand sales into new countries each year. In 2015 we will commence sales in both Spain and Sweden.’