Egyptian auto manufacturer MCV, is producing 60 of London’s iconic red double-decker buses.
The company is currently making a new batch of buses of hybrid models, made to meet Euro-6 emission standards.
Quality Assurance Manager at MCV, Rafik Nabil, says this is the first time a vehicle with this technology is being manufactured outside of Europe.
This bus is a hybrid system, which means it runs on both diesel and electricity. This bus is a Euro-6 model, it has the highest emission technology in the world right now, which needs a special kind of gas.
“This bus is a hybrid system, which means it runs on both diesel and electricity. This bus is a Euro-6 model, it has the highest emission technology in the world right now, which needs a special kind of gas. It runs on either diesel or electricity depending on the journey and road condition. This is the first time for a hybrid bus to be manufactured and assembled outside of Europe,”
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The aim of the technology is to reduce carbon emissions produced by vehicles, the company adds, insisting a Euro-6 bus emits 96 percent less nitrogen dioxide than a Euro-5 bus.
MCV first started working with Transport For London in 2011, with the launch of a partnership agreement to manufacture buses with a capacity of 63 seats.
Double-deckers were originally built in 1947 to replace the World War Two trolley buses, and have since become a familiar sight on London’s vibrant streets.
MCV have already delivered two batches from the total number of vehicles, and are currently working on production of the final batch.
MCV was founded in 1994 as a general agent for German automobile giant Daimler AG.