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04 Aug 2016

CHINESE RESEARCHERS URGE GOVERNMENT TO ENCOURAGE BIKES, BUSES AND RAIL

CHINESE RESEARCHERS URGE GOVERNMENT TO ENCOURAGE BIKES, BUSES AND RAIL Based on the results of their analysis of the potential air quality and health impacts of travel demand in China under business-as-usual and alternative transport scenarios, a team of researchers in China is urging policymakers to encourage the replacement of private cars for short trips with bicycles or public buses and the replacement of commercial vehicles with rail transport. In their paper, published in the journal Energy Policy, Ling-Yun HE and Lu-Yi QIU, observe that regulatory policies imposed on vehicle usage as well as on car ownership can not solve the growing emissions problem.



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28 Jul 2016

ENSIGN ENTERPRISE – AUSTRALIAN DESIGN MADE IN CHINA

ENSIGN ENTERPRISE – AUSTRALIAN DESIGN MADE IN CHINA Marketed as the Ensign Enterprise, the PSVAR-compliant, air-conditioned buses are 12.5m long and a valuable addition to the UK marketplace. They are built by Australian manufacturer BCI, connected with the former Australian Denning bus make, at its Chinese assembly plant and shipped complete. All of BCI’s double-deckers are produced at its Xiamen assembly plant and any concerns around build quality are misplaced, says the manufacturer.



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27 Jul 2016

GLOBAL SALES OF FUEL CELL CARS AND BUSES TO TOTAL MORE THAN 580,000

GLOBAL SALES OF FUEL CELL CARS AND BUSES TO TOTAL MORE THAN 580,000 A recent report from Navigant Research analyzes the market for fuel cell passenger cars and buses, including its drivers and barriers, with global sales forecasts, through 2024. Today’s fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) can be refilled in three to five minutes and can reach ranges of 300 miles or more between refills. Fuel cell stack efficiencies have also incrementally increased over time, and several automakers are developing vehicles that will be able to achieve ranges of more than 400 miles between refills. Click to tweet: According to a recent report from @NavigantRSRCH, global sales of fuel cell cars and buses are expected to total more than 580,000 from 2015 to 2024.



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