The government is determined to achieve zero-emission vehicles by 2050. In recent years, many bus companies have been actively introducing electric buses. KMB announced that 16 new-generation BYD B12A electric single-deck buses will be put into service after the Chinese New Year. This batch of "electric green" single-deck electric buses can be seen on busy road sections such as Road and Kwun Tong Road.
1 hour and 40 minutes to fully charge two hours faster than before
KMB has tried a number of electric buses and supercapacitor buses. In 2016, it introduced 14 BYD K9R single-deck electric buses, which were subsidized by the Environmental Protection Department. However, there was a problem that the battery power could not meet the operational needs of the route.
KMB pointed out that the new B12A electric bus is 4% lighter than the K9R bus, and can carry 81 passengers by 16%. It can be charged in 1 hour and 40 minutes, travel about 200 kilometers, and the charging speed is two times faster than before. Hour.
All 16 electric single-deck buses are painted turquoise with red "KMB" text. KMB called the color "electric green", which means that the KMB fleet is moving towards a green new era of electrification.
The fleet is expected to be put into service after the Chinese New Year and will travel on busy roads such as Nathan Road and Kwun Tong Road.
KMB's proposed Tuen Mun electric bus depot is 11 storeys high (documents submitted by KMB to the Planning Office)
KMB pointed out that the new car's "battery management system" can monitor battery performance and status, and coupled with a water cooling system, it can effectively manage battery temperature, prolong battery life and improve performance.
In order to save maintenance costs, the new car has also introduced a "wheel drive system", that is, the motor is installed in the wheels to directly drive the bus forward, improving the transmission efficiency and freeing up more compartment space.
In order to tie in with the launch of more electric buses, CLP suggested that KMB should take the lead in setting up fast charging facilities at the depots in Kowloon Bay and Lai Chi Kok with the existing power capacity. Charging data, such as charging time and power consumption patterns, etc., will provide solutions for the future electrification of KMB.
More than 80 electric buses are expected to be put into service by the end of the year Plan to build multi-storey electric bus depots in Tuen Mun and Tai Po
KMB has also ordered 52 double-decker electric buses. It is expected that more than 80 electric buses will be put into service by the end of this year. It plans to build two electric bus multi-storey depots in Tuen Mun and Tai Po, which are expected to provide 850 fast-charging bus parking spaces. .
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