Hong Kong’s KMB Will get Subsequent-Technology Enviro 500 EV Zero-Emission Double-Decker Buses


The Kowloon Motor Bus Firm (1933) Restricted turned 90 years outdated in April, and managed to get a particular deal with as a part of the ninetieth yr anniversary celebrations. Alexander Dennis, a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc., one of many world’s main unbiased world bus producers, delivered the primary next-generation Enviro 500 EV zero-emission double-decker buses to the Kowloon Motor Bus Firm in time for the operator’s celebration of its ninetieth birthday.

Kowloon Motor Bus Firm (1933) Restricted (KMB) was based in April 1933 because the Hong Kong authorities launched a system of unique providers for the town’s bus community that continues to this present day, with KMB working on over 400 routes protecting Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, and the New Territories as the town’s largest franchised bus operator. The Alexander Dennis next-generation buses are available a vivid inexperienced end that KMB has adopted for these buses below a “Inexperienced is Good” slogan.

Paul Davies, Alexander Dennis President & Managing Director, feedback: “Completely satisfied birthday to KMB, who’ve been Hong Kong’s Heartbeat of the Metropolis for 90 years. We’re very proud to be a long-standing enterprise associate of KMB and that is one more milestone in our relationship as our all-new Enviro500EV joins over 2,500 current Alexander Dennis double deckers within the KMB fleet, giving the operator an electrical double deck product that’s superior to competitor merchandise.”

Alexander Dennis says the Enviro500EV is a newly-developed, integral battery-electric double-decker which makes use of the heavy-duty variant of the environment friendly Voith Electrical Drive System, giving it a peak energy output of 410 kW, making it appropriate for the excessive and low-speed obligation cycles and topographical challenges of Hong Kong. It combines this with 472 kWh batteries which can be assembled by Impression Clear Energy Know-how to a future-proof Alexander Dennis proprietary design. Intelligent packaging permits them to be fitted neatly throughout the bus, avoiding intrusion into the passenger house and thereby delivering a standard saloon seating structure. In KMB’s specification, the Enviro500EV seats 82 passengers and has room for 2 wheelchair customers.

Alexander Dennis and its predecessors have been supplying buses to Hong Kong because the Nineteen Twenties and have been on the forefront of bus growth in Hong Kong, bringing automobile air con to the market, in addition to low ground entry for three- and two-axle double-deckers, earlier than pioneering hybrid and now electrical drivelines.

In 2022, KMB launched a brand new technology single-deck electrical buses. These buses have been deployed alongside busy corridors and are offering passengers with a quiet and environmentally pleasant using expertise. 

KMB’s single deck electrical buses have been launched in Hong Kong in 2022. Picture from KMB

It’s nice to listen to about developments within the electrical single deck and double-decker bus segments. There are a variety of thrilling developments within the electrical automobile house that get a variety of consideration, however the electrical mass transit sector can be rising, with extra electrical buses being deployed in a variety of locations world wide. Electrical buses current among the best alternatives to develop entry to extra sustainable transport for a lot of communities world wide.


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