Transportation

Clean Buses Ease Jakarta’s Congestion

Scania’s gas powered bus systems are helping to facilitate a shift to clean and sustainable public transport in Jakarta, a mega-city home to over 10 million Indonesians. Leaning on their inter-continental experience, Scania developed a tailor-made solution for the urban mobility challenges of one of the world’s largest cities.

I’m committed to lead the company Scania on a way where we will take the leadership in creating the shift towards a more sustainable transport system.

Henrik HenrikssonPresident and CEO of Scania

The buses, which run on either natural or bio-gas, operate on the 8-lane ‘Transjakarta Bus Rapid Transport’ system, which is the world’s longest busway and serves more than 10 million passengers every month. During 2015, the first of more than 100 ultra-clean Scania Euro 6 gas buses were introduced on the downtown No. 1 bus corridor, and the company have since announced they will be doubling the number of operating buses.

Why you should care

Air pollution kills seven million people a year around the world, and in Jakarta it is estimated that over half of all illnesses are caused by the air pollution. By introducing a simple and clean bus transport system, the city can incentivise public transport over inefficient private transportation.

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