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Hong Kong's first electric double-decker
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The following is a report from Hong Kong's 'The Standard' from 12th October 2021.

"The city's first ever electric double decker bus has arrived in Hong Kong, Bravo Transport Services announced today.

The manufacture of the bus is a joint project by Bravo – the parent company of Citybus and New World First Bus – and Wisdom (Fuijian) Motor Company. They worked closely from the concept, to design, to production, with a focus on enabling the bus to handle the city's topography and operating environment.

The bus body was painted yellow, in line with the existing Citybus fleet, with blue accents as a symbol for being electricity-powered and zero carbon emission.

A finalized livery of the bus will be unveiled in due course at the public launch, Bravo said.

The company added that the bus will undergo a series of rigorous internal tests before completing the Transport Department's official vehicle inspection.

The launch date and route operations will be announced in due course. The bus is expected to operate all over the city to gain valuable in-service operational data.

Adam Leishman, Bravo's CEO, believed public transport bus companies can help in achieving the carbon neutrality goal, and electrification is one of the many options.

A spokesperson for Wisdom said that they are proud to have collaborated with Bravo in the project, and have high hopes that the bus equipped with next generation technologies will be suitable for the city's operating environment."
   
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These photographs were taken on 1st April 2022 whilst the bus was undergoing testing.

   
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These photographs were taken at Central Ferry Pier on 7th May 2022. The bus was visiting various districts in Hong Kong for promotional purposes and it is expected to enter service in the summer.
   
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These photographs were also taken at Central Ferry Pier on 7th May 2022
   Ryusuke Joe Hata

   
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The bus entered revenue earning service on Sunday 19th June 2022, operating route 5B
   
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