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.

I’m committed to lead the company Scania on a way where we will take the leadership in creating the shift towards a more sustainable transport system.

Henrik Henriksson – President and CEO of Scania.

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.

How the Global Goals are addressed

Sustainable Cities and Communities

By using alternative fuels in buses, public transportation can decrease air pollution, congestion problems and therefore contribute to healthier living in cities.

Climate Action

Alternative fuels used in buses help to decarbonize the transportation sector, which accounts for 15% of total greenhouse gas emissions every year.