Cummins Westport enters Egyptian market
Cummins Westport has entered the Egyptian market with the Egyptian Automotive Company, the leading bus manufacturer in Egypt. The market entry begins with a display of the low-emissions B Gas Plus natural engine in a 40-foot Egyptian Automotive transit bus at the Cairo International Fair in Egypt from March 19 to March 28.
The fair will provide important exposure for the new Cummins Westport 5.9-liter natural gas engine. The bus and engine, which were ordered by Cairo Transit Authority, will go into service in Cairo after the fair. The Cummins distributor responsible for the order is Egyptian International Motors of Cairo.
Cairo, a city of approximately 16 million people, has significant air quality issues. The United States government, through USAID, funds the Cairo Air Improvement Project (CAIP), which monitors air quality and funds air quality improvement projects.
One of CAIP's key initiatives is encourage Cairo's two largest transit agencies, Cairo Transit Authority and the Greater Cairo Bus Company, to switch from older diesel fueled buses to new low- emissions buses. Cummins Westport natural gas engines are significantly cleaner than the 3,500 diesel buses operated by these two transit fleets. — (menareport.com)
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