Colombiabus newsroom – William Marroquín
THE BUSES WILL OPERATE IN THE STATE OF JALISCO
Two years ago, the Chinese manufacturer King Long had delivered an order for 170 gas buses for the city of Querétaro and thanks to the good result of the operation, the way has been opened again for the brand to send a new batch of important size, for another Mexican state, in this case Jalisco.
166 new buses have arrived to operate in Guadalajara, the second-largest city in Mexico. This lot of King Long gas buses comprises 61 units of 9 meters; 75 vehicles are 10 meters long and the remaining 30 are 12 meters long. Powered primarily by a very low monoxide, particulate matter, and fairly quiet 6.7-liter ISB-G family Cummins engine. They offer as an advantage the possibility of operating with biomethane or renewable natural gas, to reinforce their character as sustainable buses.
The Chinese manufacturer was able to complete the delivery of the 166 bus units to its operator in just 60 days. To adapt to the harsh road conditions and high altitudes of the city, King Long buses have made a number of adaptations and fully comply with local laws and regulations. They have added flashing lights as a warning system to both pedestrians, and other road users, and are equipped with bike racks to encourage low-carbon travel.
To improve the management of all vehicles, King Long buses have monitoring systems to regulate the driving behaviors of bus drivers. Furthermore, the smart system developed independently by the bus manufacturer enables bus operators to manage their fleet more efficiently.
These buses are part of the fleet renewal of the «Mi Transporte» public transport system in the state of Jalisco, where nearly 200 vehicles with propellants capable of meeting Euro V and Euro VI emission standards were released in 2020.