Chinese bus manufacturer Higer, based in Suzhou, Jiangsu province, is shipping Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses to Trinidad and Tobago. The new Euro V vehicles will replace ageing buses in the public transportation fleet where most of the vehicles are more than 8 years old.
In early 2017, in order to meet the travel needs of local residents and respond to the call of the government for environmental protection, Public Transport Service Corporation (PTSC), the sole-operator of the country’s commercial bus service, issued a call for tenders. Higer Bus finally won the bidding with the product quality previously verified in the locality.
Including 9m coach, 12m coach, 10m and 12m CNG Low entrance Automatic Transmission buses, this batch of 35 buses is especially designed for the geographical and cultural environment of Trinidad and Tobago and fully complies with local laws and regulations. They are equipped with wheelchair ramp and ECAS system. The Euro V CNG engine will reduce energy consumption, environmental pollution, protect the local environment and reduce transportation costs.
PTSC operates almost 500 buses, including 131 manufactured by Higer.
Source: Higer Bus Company Limited