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11 Aug 2016

GAZ GROUP CONSOLIDATES ITS POSITION ON THE RUSSIAN BUS MARKET

GAZ GROUP CONSOLIDATES ITS POSITION ON THE RUSSIAN BUS MARKET Due to the continued shrinking of the Russian bus market in 2015, the sale of new vehicles fell below the psychological mark of 10,000 vehicles. The good news, on the other hand, is that the bus manufacturers not only avoided losses last year, but some of them also managed to update their model ranges. Judging by the sales figures, the implementation of the government programme of subsidising the purchase of natural gas fuelled buses, has played an important role in this achievement. It’s not without reason that CNG modifications appeared in the products of all leading bus manufacturers.



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07 Aug 2016

MERCEDES-BENZ WORKING ON ELECTRIC SPRINTER

MERCEDES-BENZ WORKING ON ELECTRIC SPRINTER With plans to launch its first fully-electric heavy truck ­— and plenty of battery-electric passenger vehicles in the works — German automaker Daimler is in the early planning stages for an electrified medium-duty van, senior officials unveiled recently. Mercedes-Benz is considering launching a battery-based Sprinter van around the end of the decade, approximately the same time it plans the next redesign of the large commercial van.



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05 Aug 2016

ALLISON HELPS RUSSIAN BUS FLEET REDUCE FUEL CONSUMPTION BY 11 PERCENT

ALLISON HELPS RUSSIAN BUS FLEET REDUCE FUEL CONSUMPTION BY 11 PERCENT A trial by Public Transport Enterprise No. 4, a 300-strong bus fleet in Kazan, that compared buses equipped with an automated manual transmission (AMT) and one equipped with an Allison transmission featuring FuelSense Max, has resulted in the Allison-equipped bus returning a fuel economy improvement of 11 percent. The bus used in the real life test on a city route was a Cummins diesel engine-powered NefAZ З5299-30-32. It was converted to a fully automatic Allison T310R transmission, with FuelSense Max package, with 223,045 km on the clock. FuelSense is a set of unique packages of software and electronic controls designed to improve fuel economy.



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