Yutong has world’s largest electric bus order
World Cup win for Chinese manufacturer
Yutong has received an order for 1,002 buses from Mowasalat, the Qatar public transport company, that will provide commuting services for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. Of the vehicles ordered, 741 of them will be electric, making it the largest order of electric buses ever.
During the event, Yutong Bus also signed a framework agreement with Qatar Free Zones Authority (QFZA) and Mowasalat to establish a KD factory in Qatar as the Qatar government continues to promote the development of its electric bus infrastructure. Qatar 2022 will be the first World Cup event to adopt the largest number of environmentally-friendly electric buses with zero emissions, and Yutong Bus is honoured to be part of the mission of making it a green, sustainable sporting event.
GM of Yutong Bus in Middle East, Shen Hui, said: “Yutong Bus will continue to work closely with local partners to accelerate the public transportation system build-up with green energy solution. The KD factory for EV buses with Qatar Free Zones Authority (QFZA) and Mowasalat will realize localized design and manufacturing of EV buses in Qatar, offering more experience and technologies to aid the sustainable development of local public transportation.”
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