Kragujevac-based company "Vulović transport” has presented its
low-floor natural gas-powered bus.
According to the words of the CEO of "Bus industry" Kragujevac, Zoran
Vulović, a series of enterprises are involved in this project, and they are
also open for partnerships with the companies from Croatia. So far, 60 BIK-203 buses
for city transportation in Kragujevac have been manufactured on the basis of the
platform of Belarus-based manufacturer of vehicles MAZ.
Since Serbia and Belarus have signed the agreement on free trade, Vulović sees
the opportunity for joint appearance of Croatian and Serbian enterprises in
The Bus Project is already in its production phase, but certain improvements
must be made on its equipment for greater comfort of passengers. Vulović says
that he is ready to sign the contract with a Croatian manufacturer of
air-conditioning systems for buses.
Branko Mihalić, the Manager of Croatian Automobile Cluster, says that five Croatian
companies have expressed interest in cooperation with company "Vulović"
The price of bus is about 160,000 EUR, while the fuel for the ride between
Kragujevac and Zagreb costs only 35 EUR, that is, as much as the price of one
Launching of completely Serbian-Croatian product is in the pipeline – a low-floor minibus,
the result of cooperation between BIK and Shipping Institute Zagreb. It is the
world innovation with a great export potential, which should see the light of
the day in 2010.