Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL), a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc, has announced that Hong Kong’s largest bus operator The Kowloon Motor Bus Company (1933) Limited (KMB) has placed a firm order for 180 Enviro500 three-axle double-deckers.
All of the new buses are scheduled to be delivered in the first half of 2020. KMB’s order includes 76 short-wheelbase Enviro500 with a length of 11.3 metres as well as 104 longer vehicles that will be 12.8 metres long. Offering 80 and 98 seats respectively, they will be among the first buses for Hong Kong to be fitted with three-point belts on all seats.
The new Enviro500s will be powered by low emission Euro VI engines. Solar panels on the roof will support the energy requirements of the powerful air-conditioning system as well as other auxiliary loads. This new order continues a long-standing relationship between ADL and KMB, who have now ordered over 2,200 Enviro500 buses from ADL since the current generation model was launched in 2012.
Paul Davies, Managing Director Asia Pacific for ADL, commented: “We are delighted that to deliver its world class passenger service, KMB continues to place its confidence in ADL and with this latest order for 180 double deck buses. Designed and built with our unrivalled expertise in double-deck buses, our Enviro500 will excel in challenging topography and climate on some of the most arduous duty cycles in the world.”
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