Scania have developed clean-burning buses to help transform the congested and high-emissions transportation system of Jakarta, Indonesia.
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.
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.