Specifically, the MTR Corporation has ordered 35 units of the new Enviro500. According to the bus manufacturer, the double-decker was fully designed in-house and is “part of the manufacturer’s next generation of zero-emission buses.”
The buses will be equipped with 472 kWh batteries from Impact Clean Power Technology and powered by the Voith Electrical Drive System with 310 kW continuous and 410 kW peak power. It thus “has ample reserves to cope with Hong Kong’s topography,” it says in the press release.
“We are delighted to have been chosen by the MTR Corporation as partner for the transition to zero-emission bus services,” says Andy Boulton, Managing Director Asia Pacific for Alexander Dennis. “Our Enviro500EV has been designed from the ground up for the demands of Hong Kong’s world class transport system, ensuring that this transformational investment in cleaner transport will deliver for the MTR Corporation.”
Hong Kong’s MTR Corporation already operates a fleet of 172 buses. According to the public transport company, “most of them have been supplied by Alexander Dennis from its Enviro200, Enviro400 and Enviro500 vehicle ranges.”