Prime Minister Backs Electric Bus Service as Springboard for Malaysia to Become Carbon Neutral Nation

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With the fully electric bus service kicking off in Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya followed by other cities, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob says Malaysia is working its way to becoming a carbon-neutral nation by 2050, in news first reported by Bernama.

Malaysia Moving Ahead with Electrification in Bus Fleets

The Prime Minister said he understood that the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has booked 60 electric buses from the SKSBus Group, which would be acquired in stages starting this year until 2023.

He hoped that other bus companies could emulate DBKL’s effort in providing the GoKL free bus service using electric buses.

“To achieve the target of becoming a carbon-neutral nation by 2050, all quarters need to be involved,” he told reporters when visiting SKSBus Group’s facility in Pulau Meranti.

SKSBus Group, through its company SKS Coachbuilders Sdn Bhd, has over 50 years of experience in the bus manufacturing industry. The Group has the Made in Malaysia certification, as well as a robotic factory.

Since 2019, SKSBus Group has collaborated in the technical field with the CCRC Group of China, the world’s largest electric locomotives and rolling stock manufacturer, to build fully electric buses. SKSBus’ range of fully electric buses can currently travel for up to 250 kilometres with a single charge.


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Adrian, located in Madrid, is joining the editorial team as a correspondent for the Valebridge Publications Ltd Group. Before starting in 2020 for Truck & Bus News, Adrian graduated with an English degree before working within marketing and recruitment in the non-profit sector. Recently he changed direction, undertaking a course in Marketing and International Business as a means towards moving into the journalism field, which he counts as his lifelong ambition.


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