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Beijing Jinghua BK6122EV
Beijing Bus Group
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The model - This 1/64th scale diecast model is one of several issued in July and August 2008, coinciding with the 2008 Olympic Games held in Beijing. Most carry advertising for the Games official sponsors. This version carries standard 'Beijing 2008' decals, a photograph of one of the actual vehicles carrying this livery is shown below.

The bus - During the Games, battery-powered tourist vehicles will be around to fulfill the transportation needs of media representatives and Olympic fans from around the world who wish to visit Olympic highlights in or around the heart of the Games in Beijing.

The Beijing Institute of Technology initiated the design and research for the Olympic electric-powered vehicles, which comfortably seat 50 in their roomy interiors.  UPDATE :- The model has 23 seats!

Advanced lithium manganese batteries are used to run these vehicles. Each charge of the environmentally-friendly power source (they have a longer life span and higher energy efficiency, compared to traditional lithium ion batteries) can allow the vehicle to travel 130 kilometres, while the air conditioner is on. They are noiseless and boast zero emissions.

The batteries are easily replaced and quickly charged; during the Games, each bus is scheduled to undergo battery changes two to three times a day, fulfilling the needs of the 24-hour transportation network that will be provided in the heart of the Olympic district.

The buses can travel at speeds of up to 80 kilometres an hour, going 0 to 50 in 24 seconds.

These Olympic vehicles will be monitored via a wireless network by experts, so that if any emergencies occur, the appropriate authorities can be notified in a timely fashion.

Beijing Jinghua Coach Co., Ltd. is responsible for manufacturing the buses.

The above information has been extracted from the Official Website of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

 
 Manufacturer of model  ????
 Scale  1/64
 Prototype chassis  Beijing Jinghua BK6122EV
 Prototype bodywork  -
 Prototype length  ? metre
 Fleet number  not carried
 Registration number  not carried
 Route number  -
 Destination  ?
 Commissioned by  ?
 Quantity (total)  1,000
 
China/Hong Kong
United Kingdom
 Quantities (if known)
1,000
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 Date released
July 2008
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Photograph of one of the actual vehicles
Courtesy of the Beijing 2008 website
 

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This page last updated Monday, 18th August 2008
 
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