In 2021, Yutong Bus achieved growth against the trend and ended successfully with an annual sales volume of 41,828 vehicles, of which Yutong's overseas market has grown significantly year-on-year, exported 4,911 large and medium buses. The export ranks first in the industry, which has become a bright spot in the context of the pandemic impacting the global economy.
Up to now, Yutong has exported accumulatively over 80,000 buses of various types, covering six major regions including Europe, America, Asia-Pacific, CIS, Middle East, and Africa etc. The overseas sales and service network has achieved global target market layout. Yutong Bus has effectively established an excellent brand image and market reputation of “Made in China” by high-quality products and good services.
More and more new energy orders achieved, Yutong boosts the transformation of global public mobility
Looking back on 2021, Yutong overseas large orders kept coming, of which the performance of new energy buses is particularly eye-catching.
On December 17, 741 Yutong battery electric buses, which were used for the World Cup, set off for Qatar in batches, officially helping Qatar's public transport start the progress of electrification. Yutong's ability to serve the top international football events shows that Yutong has the product and technical strength to compete with traditional luxury brands. It is worth mentioning that in the Gulf region with rich fossil fuel reserves, such a large-scale promotion and application of Yutong battery electric buses further shows the general trend of electrification of global public transport. Yutong has taken a firm step on this road.
On August 29, 10 Yutong 18m battery electric buses (BRT) were officially delivered and put into operation in Mexico City, becoming the world's first high-platform project of such buses. Yutong entered the Mexican market with clean energy and new energy vehicles in batches, demonstrating Yutong's strong ability to realize differentiated products for the global market. Before that, Yutong had exported the world's largest batch of dual-source trolleybuses to Mexico in 2020, pioneeringly setting an example of dual-source trolleybus promotion in Latin America and even the world, and providing an effective solution for the electrification of traditional cities.
In Europe, where the automobile manufacturing industry is developed and traditional competitors are numerous, Yutong has also shown strong strength, of which Poland introduced the first batch of Chinese battery electric buses in the first half of 2021, also from Yutong Bus. Yutong E12 battery electric buses have established a good reputation as a new energy brand in Northern Europe by its stable operation in extremely cold weather. In February and October 2021, Danish users successively repurchased Yutong new energy buses twice, which is the most powerful proof that Yutong have won market recognition by its outstanding products.
Up to now, Yutong's new energy buses have been promoted globally more than 160,000 units which can reduce fuel consumption by more than 2.1 billion liters, save gas by more than 300 million cubic meters, and reduce carbon emissions cumulatively by more than 23 million tons.
Under the environment of global concern about climate change and green mobility, China's new energy buses are rapidly being sold all over the world with international leading technology advantages and Yutong Bus shows greatly the leader style, demonstrating the responsibility of manufacturing in China with the world's leading new energy buses technology and product quality, boosting global low-carbon development.
Driven by innovation, lead Chinese brands with high-quality products and technologies
In fact, as a leader in China's bus manufacturing, Yutong has always been devoting itself to "establishing a good reputation of made in China" and to technology innovation.
Yutong has also launched the world's first power battery safety protection standard to promote the technology to a new level. It redefines the battery safety of public transport. From whole vehicle to the battery, from the system to the components, five layers of protection are interlocked, realizing three major improvements of safety level, all-climate capability and road adaptability of the power battery, enabling consumers to take Yutong buses more at ease and enjoy every safe, energy-saving and pleasant public travel.
Persistence in innovation and technology breakthroughs has also enabled Yutong's leading technological products to win international recognition. In June 2021, Yutong's autonomous bus Xiaoyu 2.0 stood out from many top design works in the world and won the 2021 Red Dot Award, becoming the world's first autonomous bus to win the World Industrial Design Award. Following Xiaoyu, Yutong won the "2021 Red Dot Brand and Communication Design Award" for its outstanding performance in the "Internet of Vehicles Digital Fleet Management System", becoming the first domestic bus digital solution company to win this honor.
In order to lead the intelligent upgrade of the transport industry and boost mobility with technology, Yutong has also launched 2021 bus smart cloud platform and a full range of Yuwei high-end bus products.
Yutong Bus always proves the strength of Made in China through the leading technology and optimal product quality, and continues to lead the development of Chinese brands with practical actions, demonstrating the responsibility of Made in China.
Striding into brand export, Yutong draws a new blueprint for overseas development
Focus on current priorities and set sights on the future. Yutong knows well that to achieve long-term development of overseas markets, it is necessary to leap to technology and brand export from product export.
In the cooperation with Qatar, besides providing battery electric buses, Yutong has also reached an agreement with the other party to jointly invest in the establishment of an electric bus assembly plant in Free Trade Zone of Qatar, to drive Qatar's industrialization level with technology output and help Qatar realize the transformation and development of environmentally friendly vehicles, and at the same time enhance the supporting capacity of the local automotive industry, and facilitate the development of the local automotive industry cluster.
In Kazakhstan, Yutong has customized 100 medical testing vehicles for it through years of deep cultivation and in-depth understanding of the local area. The delivery of those vehicles not only solves the problem that people in remote areas of the country are difficult to see a doctor, but also contributes to China's efforts to prevent and fight against the pandemic in Kazakhstan. In addition, the CKD factory jointly built by Yutong and the locality has also been put into operation officially in June 2021 which can produce battery electric buses. In the future, the plant will further increase the localization rate of bus manufacturing and enhance the production capacity of Kazakhstan's domestic automotive industry.
At present, Yutong Bus has completed localized cooperation through KD assembly in more than ten countries and regions, realizing the leap-forward development from product output to technology output and brand output, and becoming a model for China's automotive industry to "go globally".
In the future, Yutong will continue to build its brand reputation, focus on overseas key markets, work intensively, and solidly promote the Yutong model. With high-quality products, good services and earnest fulfilment of corporate social responsibilities, Yutong will achieve the satisfaction of market stakeholders, and support the long-term, sustainable, and healthy development of overseas markets. Yutong will build its excellent brand image and market reputation, leading Made in China to become the most famous Chinese brand.