Solar panels on the roof will support the energy requirements of the powerful air conditioning system as well as other auxiliary loads.
KMB’s order includes 76 short-wheelbase 11.3m Enviro500 plus 104 of the 12.8m versions, all powered by low-emission Euro VI engines.
With 80 and 98 seats respectively, they will be among the first buses for Hong Kong to be fitted with three-point belts at all seats.
This new order continues a long-standing relationship between Alexander Dennis and KMB, who have now ordered over 2,200 Enviro500 buses from Alexander Dennis since the current generation model was launched in 2012.
ADL MD Asia Pacific, Paul Davies says: “We are delighted that to deliver its world-class passenger service, KMB continues to place its confidence in Alexander Dennis vehicles and support 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.”
Alexander Dennis Limited is a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. (NFI), one of the world’s largest independent global bus manufacturers, and is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
With over 8,900 staff operating from more than 50 facilities across 10 countries, NFI is a leading independent global bus manufacturer providing a comprehensive suite of mass transportation solutions under the brands: New Flyer (heavy-duty transit buses), Alexander Dennis Limited (single and double-deck buses), Plaxton (motor coaches), MCI (motor coaches), ARBOC (low-floor cutaway and medium-duty buses), and NFI Parts.
NFI buses and motor coaches incorporate the widest range of drive systems available including: clean diesel, natural gas, diesel-electric hybrid, and zero-emission electric (trolley, battery, and fuel cell).
In total, NFI supports 105,000 buses and coaches currently in service around the world.
Find out more: www.nfigroup.com
About Alexander Dennis
Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) is a global leader in the design and manufacture of double deck buses and is also the UK’s largest bus and coach manufacturer.
ADL offers single and double deck vehicles under the brands of Alexander Dennis and Plaxton, and has 31,000 vehicles in service in the UK, Europe, Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand, Mexico, Canada and the United States.
Find out more: www.alexander-dennis.com
The Kowloon Motor Bus Company (1933) Limited (KMB) is the largest franchised bus operator in Hong Kong, serving 2.8m passenger trips each day with a fleet of 4,000 buses operating on 400 routes.
With more than eight decades’ experience, KMB leads the industry in providing safe, efficient, and quality services.
Find out more: www.kmb.hk