More Volvos ordered for Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s Kowloon Motor Bus Company (KMB) has awarded Volvo Buses the contract for 46 Volvo B8L Euro VI double deck buses. The units are scheduled to be delivered in the second quarter of 2022.

The newly acquired Volvo B8L will be supplied as 12.8m buses fitted with solar panels and offering a passenger capacity of up to 141 passengers. The buses offer high safety standards and will feature Electronic Stability Program (ESP), Downhill Road Speed Limit (DRSL) and three-point safety seat belts.

The order follows the delivery of 40 Volvo B8L units in late 2020 and will take the total number of Volvo B8L double deck buses in traffic to 500.

Volvo Buses has what it describes as a strong and long-standing presence in Hong Kong that has steadily expanded since the early 1980s. KMB carries around one billion commuters annually in Hong Kong.

Emmanuel Jupet, Director, Volvo Buses APAC North, said: “We are very honoured that KMB continues to place its confidence in Volvo buses and are proud to be associated with a company that moves public transport forward in Hong Kong.”

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