Hong Kong Determined Not to Miss the Green Bus

October 24, 2011 / No Comments

Hong Kong is determined to catch up with the latest green and economic trends in the world and not to miss the bus. The government of Hong Kong is ready to invest $180 million to acquire 36 single-decker buses, but ordinary coaches won’t cut it. Ordinary emissions buses, that is.

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Concerns over roadside pollution have convinced government officials in Hong Kong to purchase eight low-emissions “super capacitor” and 28 electric buses to trial throughout the city-state.

If these 36 buses prove capable of surviving the daily grind, then Hong Kong will come up with additional funds to secure more of the low-emissions coaches.

We hear Kowloon Motor Bus is in line to get the eight “super-capacitor” buses that recharge at each stop, while the 28 electric buses will be divided among Hong Kong’s four franchise bus operators. And in case you were wondering, $180 million for 36 buses means each one will set Hong Kong back $5 million.