As main supplier of Hong Kong’s public transport operator, MTR Corporation, Alexander Dennis has been chosen in a competitive tender to supply 35 battery-electric Enviro500EV double deck buses. This new fleet of zero-emission buses will be delivered throughout 2025 and 2026. The Enviro500EV is part of the manufacturer’s next generation of zero-emission buses and has been fully designed in-house by Alexander Dennis’s engineering team.
The new Enviro500EV has 472kWh batteries which are supplied by Impact Clean Power Technology. Alexander Dennis states the battery packs have a future-proof design that allows for upgrades to benefit from advances in battery technology without structural modifications. Power is transmitted through the heavy-duty Voith Electrical Drive System, which at 410kW peak and 310kW continuous output has ample reserves to cope with Hong Kong’s topography. Andy Boulton, Managing Director Asia Pacific for Alexander Dennis,
said: “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.” MTR Corporation provides Hong Kong’s Mass Transit Railway urban rail system including a network of feeder bus services, for which it operates a fleet of 172 buses. Most of them have been supplied by Alexander Dennis from its Enviro200, Enviro400 and Enviro500 vehicle ranges.