Chinese-Icelandic electric bus service in Gothenburg – Iceland

The passenger traffic fair in Gothenburg had global features. The Chinese bus manufacturer Yutong sold at the Gothenburg trade fair the first electric buses that Yutong sold in the Nordic region.

Customers are local traffic in Reykjavik, Straeto. The deal had been negotiated earlier, but the final signing of the deal took place in Yutong’s stand at the fair, where Yutong also showed a city bus of the same model that Straeto has now bought.

Yutong Vice President meets President of Iceland

On the picture from left Mr Magnus Gislason, Mr Kjartan Olafsson, Mr Olafur Ragnar Grimsson President of Iceland, Mr Wang Feng, Mr Benedikt G. Gudmundsson

Mr Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson President of Iceland and Mr Wang Feng Vice President of Yutong China met in Iceland. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss about cooperation between Yutong, largest bus manufacturer in the world, and Yutong Eurobus ltd in Iceland.

Mr Ólafur Ragnar Grimsson has shown his interest in the project and cooperation between Icelandic and Chinese companies. Iceland with it’s pure nature is excellent land to be one of the first in Europe to have Chinese pure electric buses for testing and promoting. The “New Energy Product Line” in Yutong is very interesting for Icelandic operators like other operators in Europe.