Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL), the British bus manufacturer, has clinched a substantial electric bus order from Hong Kong's MTR Corporation. The deal entails the delivery of 35 all-electric double-decker buses, scheduled for deployment in 2025 and 2026.
The ordered buses are of the new Enviro500 model, characterized as part of ADL's in-house designed next generation of zero-emission buses. These vehicles are set to be equipped with 472 kWh batteries sourced from Impact Clean Power Technology and will feature the Voith Electrical Drive System, offering 310 kW continuous and 410 kW peak power. The combination is tailored to address the specific topography challenges of Hong Kong, ensuring ample reserves for the buses to navigate the region effectively.
Andy Boulton, Managing Director Asia Pacific for Alexander Dennis, expressed delight at being chosen as a partner for MTR Corporation's transition to zero-emission bus services. The Enviro500EV, designed specifically for Hong Kong's transport system, is positioned as a key element in the transformation toward cleaner and more sustainable transportation.
MTR Corporation, which already operates a fleet of 172 buses, has a longstanding association with Alexander Dennis, with the majority of its existing buses being supplied by the British manufacturer from various Enviro vehicle ranges, including Enviro200, Enviro400, and Enviro500.
The electric double-decker order signifies a significant step in Hong Kong's commitment to advancing its public transportation system by integrating environmentally friendly solutions, aligning with global efforts to reduce emissions and promote sustainable mobility.