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VinBus Operates First Smart Electric Bus In Vietnam

VinBus Operates First Smart Electric Bus In Vietnam

VinBus Ecology Transport Services Limited Liability Company has opened and put into operation the first smart electric bus in Vietnam. The first electric bus lines will operate in Vinhomes Ocean Park (Gia Lam) and connect with the city’s public passenger transport system in the coming time.

VinBus is an electric bus model manufactured and assembled by VinFast at the Automobile Manufacture Complex in Hai Phong, combining many modern technologies with the smartest and safest features according to the strategy of current VinFasts smart electric bus series.

As smart electric buses, VinBus provides passengers with an outstanding comfort and safe experience. Buses are equipped with the automatic system that controls the drivers behaviour and warns unsafe dangers; automatic lowering mode of the bodywork suitable for the elderly, children, disabled persons, pregnant women; Electronic board announces the upcoming stop; Free WiFi, USB charging port, entertainment monitor and security camera system and itinerary control, turning back alarm, parking monitoring

VinBus owns a battery capacity of 281 kWh, capable of moving up to 220 – 260km. Buses are fully charged after only 2 hours at VinBuss 150kW fast charging station system with the worlds leading charging technology provided by StarCharge.

All buses of VinBus will be managed and operated intelligently through centralized monitoring, charging, safety inspection, maintenance, repair, and automatic cleaning at Depot stations scientifically arranged according to VinBus primary lines. The construction standard of the Depot stations is on a campus of more than 1 hectare, the roof equipped with solar panels, ensuring energy supply for Depot activities, contributing to reducing the pressure load of the power source for the national power system, environmental protection.


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SC Auto Rolls Out Asia’s First Integral Bus From Its Myanmar Plant

SC Auto Rolls Out Asia’s First Integral Bus From Its Myanmar Plant

Singapore’s home-grown company SC Auto Industries (S) Pte Ltd has launched Asia’s first integral game-changing bus, SC Neustar, in Yangon, Myanmar. This step not only highlighted the completion of its bus manufacturing plant in the country, but also marks the arrival of SC Neustar for Myanmar. Designed with SC Auto’s proprietary Euro 3, the latest technology in the bus manufacturing industry, SC Neustar delivers the complete transport solution, setting regional benchmark in terms of higher performance, greater efficiency and better economy.

SC Auto’s manufacturing plant in Myanmar is another milestone in the company’s strategic plans for the country. “I believe SC Auto will deliver remarkable change and hope to both the long-distance express bus market in Myanmar and SC Auto. We are here to build more than just new generation of buses. The vision for SC Auto is clear—it is a world class facility serving both Myanmar and Singapore markets and becoming a hub for exports to other markets in the world,” said Tan Siow Chua, Chairman of SC Auto, during a ceremony last May 28 in Yangon. “As Asia’s first and only integral bus OEM, we aim to set the new standard of express bus lifestyle experience by providing local consumers with our products and services, but also deeply engaging with them and giving back to the community whenever it is possible. Myanmar represents a significant role in expanding SC Auto footprint in Asia and today feels like the start of another chapter in our SC Auto success story.”

The ceremony was also attended by H.E. U Thaung Tun, Union Minister, Ministry of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations, Chairman, Myanmar Investment Commission; H.E. U Phyo Min Thein, Chief Minister, Yangon Region Government; and H.E. Vanessa Chan, Ambassador, Embassy of the Republic of Singapore to Myanmar.

Since 2014, SC Auto has invested more than S$6 million in R&D to develop innovative automobile technology to build greater efficiency, economy and performance bus. SC Neustar is built and certified in accordance to the global standards and has been durability tested under all weather conditions over thousands of kilometres across one of the world’s most challenging test tracks in Europe.

With the launch of SC Neustar in Singapore, the company strengthens its position in Asia’s bus manufacturing industry by transforming from a quality bus body builder to an original equipment manufacturer (OEM), signifying a step towards in achieving the ambition to design, manufacture and assemble on its own product from the start to the finish.

In December last year, SC Auto has doubled the area of its Singapore factory to 200,000 sqft to meet the growing demand for SC Neustar. It also enabled SC Auto to invest and set up its first overseas production plant in Myanmar, positioning SC Auto to be the first and only foreign bus manufacturing plant in the country, that is also supplying high-quality bus to the local market.

SC Auto’s S$30 million production plant in Myanmar features state-of-the-art automated systems, including precision 2.5D laser tube and 2D laser sheet cutting machines, and automatic wire harness manufacturing. The company aims to produce a maximum of 1,000 units per annum and expects to cover the entire Asia presence with its Singapore and Myanmar factories.

The company has begun manufacturing in its Myanmar facility, located at Yangon Industrial Zone in Mingalardon Township. It can produce approximately up to 600 buses each year.


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