Yutong's factory in Zhengzhou, China is one of the world's biggest industry complexes for new energy vehicles. Keolis has chosen Yutong as the manufacturer for 102 battery electric buses for the Central Bergen contract, where the buses will be in operation from December 2020.
The Tenix Vehicle Platform will be in operation on all Keolis buses under this contract, and the installation of most vehicle equipment is now taking place in Yutong's factory in Zhengzhou. The first complete bus with our vehicle platform passed the Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) in Zhengzhou on 19th June.
Hege and Maulik from Sagasystem participated via videolink from Bergen. FAT testing via the Chinese social media platform WeChat was truly a new experience, but after some failing and learning, it worked out really well.
Buses from Yutong and Volvo will start arriving in Bergen from later this summer. Upon arrival, the installation of the Vehicle Platform will be finalized with the newest version of the Vehicle Communication Gateway.