|The model -
the second issue of the Enviro500 was released in Hong Kong on Monday
11th April 2005. The casting differs from the first issue in that the front
panel is removable.
TransBus announced the development of the Enviro500, KMB became the
launch customer by switching the last 20 of an order of 100 Dennis
Trident 3 to the Enviro500 in 2002. Later in the same year, KMB placed
a second order for a further 100 of the vehicles. The first Enviro500
arrived in Hong Kong on 12 November 2002 and was registered in January
2003. The remaining 119 buses entered service between March 2003 and
2003 KMB placed the third order for 65 Enviro500s, quickly followed by
a further 50. The bodywork of these buses received a number of minor
modifications. The first 112 buses entered service between November
2003 and June 2005, and the remaining three buses were registered by
its subsidiary Long Win Bus.
ATE38 entered service with KMB in 2003.