07/03/2018

 






  Continental Recalls 3,917 Conti Coach HA3 Tires

From School Bus Fleet:

Fort Mill, SC - Continental Tire the Americas LLC has announced they are recalling 3,917 commercial tires in the U.S. The Conti Coach HA3 tires in size 315/80R22.5 157/154 L were produced between Aug. 27, 2017, and April 28, 2018.

Continental advises the tires may experience air penetration through the inner liner, which could result in a bulge or blister in the sidewall. With continued use, the tires could experience slow or sudden air loss, which could result in loss of control of the vehicle. These tires may have cords visible through the inner liner.

Continental Tire the Americas LLC has announced they are recalling 3,917 commercial tires in the U.S. The Conti Coach HA3 tires in size 315/80R22.5 157/154 L were produced between Aug. 27, 2017, and April 28, 2018.

Continental says there are no reports of accidents or injuries as a result of the condition.

The tires can be identified with these U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) codes: A372KWUU 3517 through A372KWUU 1618.   The tires were sold as both original equipment and replacement products.  Owners also may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.   READ MORE >...

 
  MCI marking 85th anniversary with Reliability Rally events


From Metro:

Motor Coach Industries' (MCI), the U.S. subsidiary of NFI Group Inc., history began with an 11-passenger body welded to a Packard chassis back in 1933.

Starting in July, MCI is bringing its largest product line ever to the MCI Reliability Rallies throughout the U.S. and Canada this summer.

Here's what's coming to the Rallies at all MCI Sales and Service locations:

 

Motor Coach Industries' (MCI), the U.S. subsidiary of NFI Group Inc., history began with an 11-passenger body welded to a Packard chassis back in 1933. Starting in July, MCI is bringing its largest product line ever to the MCI Reliability Rallies throughout the U.S. and Canada this summer.

It's the first chance to test drive the 35-foot version of the industry's best selling J4500 - featuring the favored J-coach luxury in a smaller size with an added bonus of seating for up to 44 passengers, best-in-class payload and parts commonality with the reliability leader.

A first look at the 2019 MCI J4500 unveils a swing radiator and e-Fan (electric cooling fan) system, plus next-generation Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) innovations only from MCI that follow the enhanced interior updates to the 2018 J4500........... READ MORE >

 
  Cummins to Acquire Electric and Hybrid Powertrain Provider EDI

From School Bus Fleet:

Cummins is making a big move in the electric vehicle space by acquiring Efficient Drivetrains Inc. (EDI), which produces hybrid and all-electric powertrains.

Cummins, headquartered in Columbus, Indiana, is a major supplier of diesel and natural gas engines for school buses.

EDI, based in California's Silicon Valley, has already stepped into the school bus market, supplying powertrains for the forthcoming electric models from Blue Bird and Thomas Built Buses.


Cummins is making a big move in the electric vehicle space by acquiring Efficient Drivetrains Inc. (EDI), which produces hybrid and all-electric powertrains.

Cummins began developing its electrification capabilities about a decade ago. During the past nine months, the company has accelerated its investments in electric capabilities by acquiring U.K.-based Johnson Matthey Battery Systems and U.S.-based Brammo, which produces electric traction motors and traction batteries.

The pending acquisition of EDI will add fully electric and four-mode hybrid powertrains to Cummins' wheelhouse.

"This acquisition will combine EDI's talented workforce and electrification capabilities with Cummins' expertise in developing and manufacturing the technologies that power the world," said Tom Linebarger, chairman and CEO of Cummins Inc.

Joerg Ferchau, EDI's chairman and CEO, added that as "the industry continues to evolve and OEMs move to include hybrid and electric technologies in their vehicle offerings, the combination of Cummins and EDI represents a tremendous.............READ MORE > 

 



 

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