By Wan Nurul Atiqah
KUALA LUMPUR, 15 January 2022: Prime Minister, Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri Yaakob has announced the fully electric bus service will kick off in Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and other major cities before being expanded nationwide in efforts to make Malaysia a carbon-neutral nation by 2050.
The Prime Minister said he was informed that the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has booked 60 electric buses from SKSBus Group which would be acquired in stages starting this year until 2023.
“To achieve the target of becoming a carbon-neutral nation by 2050, all quarters need to be involved,” he told reporters after visiting SKSBus Group’s facility in Pulau Meranti recently.
As one of the bus manufacturers in Malaysia with the ‘Made in Malaysia’ certification and equipped with a robotic factory, SKSBus Group through its company SKS Coachbuilders Sdn Bhd has over 50 years of experience in the bus manufacturing industry.
Since 2019, SKSBus Group has been collaborating 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 that are able to travel up to 250 kilometres with a single charge.
Ismail Sabri also hoped that other bus companies would follow DBKL’s lead in providing a free bus service for GoKL utilising electric buses. ***