Pure Electric Minibus with Swappable Batteries 


This Pure Electric Minibus with Swappable Batteries is natively designed to cater for busy commercial vehicles operation in Hong Kong. The drained battery can be automatically replaced by full power battery within seven minutes, which is eight times faster than recharging the battery. Without sacrificing commercial fleet efficiency, this zero-emission public transport vehicle greatly enhances the roadside air quality. The stable low floor design offers better accessibility and safer ride experience for children and the elderly. It is also equipped with a monitoring system to send real-time operation data to the fleet centre.

  • Pure Electric Minibus with Swappable Batteries 
Commercialisation opportunities
Exclusive licensing
Problem addressed

Operation mode of Hong Kong Public Light Bus is not in favour of long recharging time. The two-doorstep entrance leads to potential danger and obstructs the usage of wheelchair.

  • Battery swapping technology
  • Low-platform design
Key impact
  • Achieve zero roadside emission
  • Fast battery swapping in less than 7 minutes
  • The low floor design is safe and easy for passengers boarding and alighting from the minibus
  • Real-time data feedback of passenger counts, seat-belt monitoring and vehicle running data to fleet operation centre
  • Silver Medal in the 2021 Geneva International Exhibition of Inventions
  • Public minibus, company shuttle bus, school bus
  • Delivery truck
Automotive Platforms and Application Systems (APAS)

Automotive Platforms and Application Systems (APAS) R&D Centre was established in 2006 by the Innovation and Technology Commission of HKSAR Government and hosted by the Hong Kong Productivity Council. The Centre undertakes R&D programmes as well as commercialising R&D results in collaboration with industry, universities and technology institutes for the development of the APAS technology. Since its establishment, APAS R&D Centre has carried out over 100 R&D projects and focus on 3 R&D areas, Green Transportation, Smart Mobility and Intelligent Systems. To facilitate greater synergy and further enhance cost effectiveness, APAS is form part of the Hong Kong Productivity Council with effect from 1 Nov 2012.