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Excellent article, Erik.

About Chengdu Bus
Chengdu Bus Co., Ltd. is a bus manufacturer located in Chengdu City, Sichuan Province, China. The product range includes city bus, bus, electric city bus, hybrid city bus, articulated bus, electric bus, primary school bus, double-decker bus, double decker city bus, driver training vehicle, plug-in hybrid city bus, self-propelled field kitchen, double-decker sightseeing bus, preschool school bus, sleeper bus, etc. The brand is Shudu.
http://auto-che.com/m/chengdu-bus-co-ltd.html






 

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US-based company Global Green Cars is selling electric versions of Yema vehicles:
http://www.globalgreencars.com/home.html


The G-1 is pollution-free and affordable.

The preliminary design criteria are posting this vehicle at a stunning $18,000. It will go 100 mph and has a device that holds you in your seat called the accelerator.

It is a Plug-In Electric Vehicle with a variety of ranges. We recognize that you have a wide range of needs for your vehicle. So we are offering a wide range of options for this vehicle.

85% of drivers travel less than 35 miles each way for work. The 100-mile range package would suffice for all this driving with plenty of global green miles to spare. The MSRP is $18,000.

10% of drivers travel up to 50 miles each way for work. The 160-mile range package would suffice for all this driving with plenty of global green miles to spare. The MSRP is $25,000.

5% of drivers want to go for days without recharging up to 250 miles. Although this has never been the design intention of electric cars, if you want to drive this far, we have a package for $30,000.

The vehicle has loads of legroom, headroom, and keeps you safe in a steel passenger compartment. Pick your wheels, your colors, your seats, and take advantage of two trunks, one in front and one in the rear.




The G-2 is one of the most convertible Electric Vehicle ever built.

Yes, it looks like an SUV.

Actually, it is the fuel-less car for the in-town soccer mom and dad. It has a range of 100 miles in town and can reach speeds of 90 mph.

The car weighs just 3,300 pounds and looks great.

It is practical and affordable at $26,950 MSRP.
They are also selling G3 mini-truck definitely of Chinese origin.
 

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Re: Sichuan Auto - Chuanqi Yema

No Dragin, Yema has nothing to do with the former Chengdu Auto Works. Yema was independently developed by Sichuan Auto, in the same period (1980s-1990s) as Chengdu Auto. Chengdu Auto just vanished, though there was a relationship with FAW and FAW-VW is now building a facility in the neighbourhood of Yema. Yes, I know it is complicated. Yema has a subfactory in Mianyang (engine factory) which is much more important than their car factory in Chengdu.
 

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Thanks for clearing that up Laofan. The part you explained about a work action and the subsequent closing of the plant was especially interesting. Ssangyong workers should know how good they have it.

It's been a while since I have been to Chengdu and I never learned those important facts about its autmotive history.

Also found it very interesting that Global Green Cars of Kentucky USA has gone all the way inland to Chengdu to source cars that apparently it will refit with electric drivetrains.

I like the town of Chengdu.

And Mianyang seems to be a popular city for engine production. I believe that Brilliance also has an engine production plant there too, turning out about 100,000 annually.
 

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Yema to produce three new cars next year

From China Car Times:
If you’re not familiar with Sichuan Yema then we will forgive you, as they are not particularly famous but they are famous for one thing; buying the ancient tooling for the Austin Maestro and building a Suburu Forrester replica on the Maestro platform.

Apparently, Sichuan Yema are planning to build three new cars in 2010 including a new mini car. Yema are a relative new comer to the car making game, however they are planning to set up a dealership network of 200 dealers in second tier cities around China within the next two years. It is these second tier cities that are driving the demand for cars in China at the moment, so perhaps Yema are doing something right. Yema’s new cars are going to sub 1.6l small cars, one of which will be a van.

Yema’s Forrester clone, the F99, launched earlier this year with a fair amount of press coverage, as such the factory producing the F99 has been working overtime to keep up with demand for the car according to the press, but Erik says otherwise.

CCT will keep you upto date with all Sichuan Yema’s happenings.
 
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