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08 May 2019

ZF AND FOTON OPEN JOINT TRANSMISSION PLANT IN CHINA

At the end of 2016, ZF entered into two joint ventures with Chinese commercial vehicle manufacturer, Foton. This ZF Foton HCV Automated Transmissions is to produce and sell commercial vehicle transmissions. Therefor the partners have now opened a production plant in Jiaxing, south of Shanghai. The new company will focus primarily on the production of automated transmissions for heavy and light commercial vehicles.



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07 May 2019

VOLVO 7900 ELECTRIC IN 24/7 SERVICE AT BIRMINGHAM AIRPORT

Volvo Buses recently received an order for six fully electric buses from Birmingham Airport in the United Kingdom. The six buses will endure heavy operation in a 24/7 service. Due to this requirement the buses will be recharged en route using the opportunity charging pantograph system. Charging takes up to six minutes. For Birmingham Airport this means flexibility and a continuous operation without having to spend time in the depot being ‘topped up’ with power.



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