Sabah Launches E-Bus Services

Sabah Launches E-Bus Services   
Qhazanah Sabah Berhad (QSB)

Sabah is taking its first step in introducing carbon free public transportation with the recent launch of the state’s inaugural electric bus (e-bus).

Relevant Authorities Urge to Explore the Use of e-Bus 

According to The Star, State Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Jafry Ariffin  said, the e-Bus service was an important move for Sabah towards green transport system. He added that Qhazanah Sabah Berhad (QSB)’s initiative to introduce this e-Bus in Kota Kinabalu was a “step in the right direction” especially given the absence of mass rapid transit in the city. 

The introductory e-Bus resulted from a collaboration between QSB and Gemilang Coachwork Sdn Bhd, one of Asia's leading e-Bus and aluminum bus body manufacturers. A pilot run is expected to begin by December. 

With a capacity of up to 66 passengers, the e-Bus also features a boarding ramp to provide easier access for the elderly and disabled on wheelchairs. 

Jafry also urged the relevant authorities to explore the use of e-Buses further as the mainstay for public transport in Kota Kinabalu and elsewhere in Sabah in the future.

Source: The Star


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