A new electric bus was unveiled at Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) as a part of a pilot project that will introduce electric buses into the streets of Kuching.
Beginning early next year, the bus will take a 14km long route covering Satok, the Heritage Trail and iCOM Square, offering free rides to all locals and visitors for the first three months.
The bus has a capacity of 53 passengers and is wheelchair-friendly, with amenities like free Wi-Fi and a GPS tracking system.
It is fully electric and operates a range of around 300km on a fully charged battery, with a charging station located at Jalan Depo.
This encouraging move towards ‘clean energy’ driven public transport promises a greener future for Kuching, with a smaller carbon footprint and less air pollution.