Beijing Public Transport Holdings Ltd. (BPT) has ordered 1,400 Cummins Euro IV diesel engines and 250 Cummins Westport Euro III compressed natural gas engines to power transit buses in the city.
With this order, Cummins and Cummins Westport, a joint venture of Cummins and Westport Innovations, will power more than 13,000 of BPT’s 24,000-bus fleet. The order is the largest order of Euro IV diesels in the Chinese bus market and is part of BPT’s ambitious fleet upgrade plan in advance of the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing.
China began adopting European on-highway emission standards in 2001 and the countrywide environmental standard is now Euro II. Beijing leads the country in terms of emission compliance with Euro III being the current standard, and the capital city will move to Euro IV in 2008.
Cummins is the largest supplier to China’s nationwide Euro III/IV diesel bus engine market and is the largest supplier in the country’s natural gas transit bus engine sector.