The buses’ self-supporting composite bodies can help reduce vehicle weight.
The buses’ self-supporting composite bodies can help reduce vehicle weight.

The first batch of 50 buses will be produced in 2015.

Production of composite modules via vacuum infusion, RTM, and long fiber injection will be powered by the Nanotechnological Center of Composites, and the bus parts will be sent to Hungary for final assembly, including installation of engine, chassis, gluing in glasses and installation of other elements.

"A modular approach allows the production of wide range of vehicles in the most cost-effective way, from compact and manoeuvrable buses and trolley buses, which could be compared to mini-buses, to capacious multi-section buses and trolley buses,” said Csaba Meszaros, president of Evopro Group. “Apart from properties of the body, clients will be able to choose type of propulsion system: a bus can run on diesel, CNG or electricity.” 

Weight reduction

The buses’ self-supporting composite bodies can help reduce vehicle weight along with fuel/power consumption and exhaust fuels emissions. 

"The role of the Nanotechnological Center is not limited to manufacturing. Company engineers are also involved in bus body optimisation,” said Mikhail Stolyarov, general director of the Nanotechnological Center of Composites. “We will develop a complete set of design and process documentation allowing us to launch licence manufacturing anywhere in the world.”