China Yuchai International Limited, announced today that 80 buses manufactured by the Yutong Bus Group Co., Ltd. running on YC6G260N-40 natural gas engines supplied by Guangxi Yuchai Machinery Company Limited, the Company’s main operating subsidiary, recently completed their journey from Xining, Qinghai province, to the Tibetan Plateau, meeting the climate requirements for operating at high altitudes.
These natural gas engines showcase GYMCL’s technical capabilities and product quality leadership in the region. The successful trial of the engine positions GYMCL as a key partner in the ongoing economic development of northwest China.
The YC6G260N-40 engine is a 6-cylinder engine with torque of 980 N.m at 1,400 rpm, which can use either compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquid natural gas (LNG) to power it. It features full-authority electronic controls with robust programming options and advanced diagnostics to optimize engine performance and provides seamless integration with the other components in the engine. It produces ultra-low noise and incorporates a water-cooled exhaust gas turbocharger for higher efficiency and longer service life. The YC6G260N-40 engine is compliant up to National 4 emissions standard.
Mr. Benny Goh, President of China Yuchai, commented, “As previously announced, GYMCL’s next focus will be on developing and producing a full portfolio of natural gas powered engines to complement its existing line-up of diesel engines. As a result of past initiatives, we are starting to launch a series of self-developed natural gas engines using our proprietary technologies and robust research and development program. Due to its low emissions and high horse power, many of our natural gas engines have been widely installed in the metro bus market in first-tier cities such as Shanghai and Beijing. Our YC6K natural gas engine which has been tailored specifically for the heavy-duty truck market, features 450-500 horsepower, which is the highest in its class in China. In 2011, we sold approximately 13,000 natural gas engines and we look forward to increasing sales in 2012. The expanding use of our natural gas engines in China’s gas rich provinces supports the Chinese government’s initiatives to encourage energy conversation and emissions reduction.”
LNG World News Staff, July 23, 2012