Inauguration of the world’s largest e-bus depot
On October 18, the inauguration ceremony of the world’s largest e-bus depot was held in Lusail, Qatar, witnessed by the Qatari Minister of Transport, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, President of the Public Works Authority (Ashghal), CEO of Mowasalat (Qatari public transport operator), the officials of the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) and the director of Yutong Qatar.
Covering an area of more than 400,000 square meters, the Lusail e-bus depot is composed of 24 multi-functional buildings. It has won the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest electric bus depot with the capacity of 478 e-buses, capable of supporting public transport during the Qatar World Cup and providing visitors and the public with a unique green travel experience.
HE Jassim Seif Ahmed al Sulaiti, the Minister of Transport of Qatar noted that the Lusail e-bus depot is the largest of its kind worldwide, and after a successful World Cup, Qatar will become the first country in the world to rely on clean energy for large-scale public transport.
It is reported that the Qatari Ministry of Transport and Mowasalat will authorize Yutong to conduct the management and maintenance services of the Lusail depot after it is officially put into operation, and Yutong’s international operation and maintenance team will be stationed in the depot to provide the full life cycle management of electric buses, such as PDI inspection, daily maintenance, fault diagnosis, technical guidance, remote support, etc.
China’s service shining globally with a new overseas benchmark
As the world is striving for energy conservation, emission reduction and carbon peak, Qatar vigorously develops green and low-carbon industries to promote socioeconomic green transformation and practice the green development strategy. Powered by high-quality products, strong after-sales support and technical expertise, Yutong Bus has become the No.1 supplier of e-buses in Qatar, winning the unprecedented large-batch ordering of Chinese new energy buses for an international sports event. As a contributor to local green mobility, the green team of 888 Yutong battery electric buses will be the first to serve as the backbone of public transit during an international top football event, in which e-buses will account for 25% of the total supporting vehicles.
Yutong’s professional service that focuses on details has let Yutong brand shine in the preparations for the FIFA event, and it has also contributed to the reputation of Chinese service providers on its path to set a new milestone for China’s service “going global”.