- the third Creative master Super Olympian casting was released in Hong
Kong on 12th January 2002 and features a specially decorated
The bus -
New World First Bus unveiled its first environmentally friendly EURO III
bus on 10th July 2001. With the capability to perform a highest standard
of "Zero Black Smoke", these 29 EURO III buses will be deployed to serve
busy corridors in Hong Kong. This very first EURO III bus is deployed to
run route No.2 and eventually the whole route will be served with this
environmentally friendly bus type.The newly-assembled Sweden Volvo Super
Olympian bus, with a body painted with green visuals and message, is powered
by EURO III engine, which is the highest environmental standard currently
available in the bus manufacture market worldwide. With this state-of-the-art
technology, the emission of nitrogen oxides and particulates can be reduced
by 31% and 29% respectively, which means that by installing EURO III engines
NWFB can help further improve air quality in Hong Kong. The remaining ordered
EURO III buses are being phased into service accordingly. In the future,
all the newly acquired buses will be equipped with the EURO III green bus
Apart from being powered by EURO III engines,
these 12-metre long new air-conditioned double-deck buses are equipped
with a built-in CRT catalytic converter. Coupled with the advanced technology
of the Volvo Emission Control System - Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR),
these buses not only conform to the very stringent EURO III emission standards
but with levels as close as EURO IV. In the EGR system, a portion of exhaust
gases is cooled and returned to the engine intake, in which they are mixed
with fresh inlet air. The cooled exhaust gases help reduce combustion peak
temperature in the engine and hence NOx formation. Thus, the lower the
temperature, the lower the amount of NOx formed.
The introduction of these environmentally
friendly Volvo Super Olympian buses further reduces the average fleet age
of NWFB from 11 years in 1998 to only 3 years to date. The air-conditioned
double decker buses not only can provide passengers with a more comfortable
journey, but also help further improve the air quality of Hong Kong.
NWFB, while committed to improving air quality
in the territory, endeavours to promote green awareness among the community.
The newly-launched EURO III bus carries on its livery the Company's green
visuals and message, making people aware of the introduction of green power
into Hong Kong by NWFB. By taking these green rides, passengers are indeed
helping conserve the environment. Messages like "Zero Black Smoke Bus"
will appear on the electronic destination display of these "green" buses,
reminding the passengers the contribution they have made during the green
journeys. NWFB also contributed its part to green education by launching
its Mobile Gallery, displaying pictures of rare migratory birds that appear
in Hong Kong.
The above is extracted from a Press Release
on the New
World First Bus website.