Vinamotor, Siemens Join Forces Over Hybrid Drive Technology
News: Vietnam Motors Industry (Vinamotor) and electronics and electrical components supplier Siemens Vietnam have reached a cooperation agreement to equip city buses with the Siemens Elfa hybrid drive technology. Siemens will supply the primary Elfa parts and technical assistance to Vinamotor, while the latter will develop a platform and produce the remaining components of the bus. A sample bus model based on the Elfa diesel-electric hybrid concept is scheduled to be produced in 2012. The Elfa will reduce operating costs, fuel consumption and emission levels for the city buses.