Chinese bus manufacturer Higer Bus Company Limited, based in Jiangsu, has contributed to public information about natural gas buses with the publication of green paper – Natural Gas Bus (NG) – in September. Higer reports LNG vehicles are developing fast in China, with the number expected to reach 200,000 by the end of the 12th Five-Year Period in 2015.
According to data from 50 bus manufacturers, Higer states:
- 18,837 NG buses were sold in 2011, increasing 29.82%.
- Sales proportion of NG buses in total buses increased from 6.54% to 7.78%.
- 29 of 50 bus manufacturers set foot in NG buses.
- In 2011 5,670 LNG buses were sold, accounting for 30.1% of total NG buses.
(This article compiled using information from a Higer Bus Company press release)