Guangxi Shenlong Automobile Manufacturing, a Chinese electric vehicle bus manufacturer, has entered into a strategic partnership agreement with China Yuchai International Limited.
According to the strategic partnership agreement, China Yuchai and Sunlong will collaborate on developing new energy vehicles based on China Yuchai’s four new energy powertrain systems, which include the ISG power generation powertrain (“YC IE-Power”), e-CVT power-split hybrid powertrain (“YC e-CVT”), integrated electric drive axel powertrain (“YC e-Axel”), and a fuel cell system (“YC FCS”). Aside from product development, China Yuchai and Sunlong will work together to leverage each other’s supply chains and distribution networks, particularly in international markets, with a focus on Southeast Asia.
Sunlong is a company based in Nanning, Guangxi Province, that specializes in the development and production of new energy buses and logistical vehicles in southern China. Sunlong has previously used China Yuchai’s electric direct drive system, hybrid system, and Nat VI-compliant CNG natural gas engine in vehicles sold in southern and western China. Sunlong buses with China Yuchai’s new energy powertrain systems were successfully delivered to the Nanning local public transit operator in April 2021.