IRDA and Scania conduct renewable fuel pilot test
Iskandar, Johor, 12 April – Scania pilot-tested renewable fuels and electrification solutions with Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) for the Iskandar Malaysia Bus Rapid Transit (IMBRT). It will be test-running two buses over the 20-kilometre loop route from 11 to 15 April. This event was officiated by YAB Datuk Ir Haji Hasni Haji Muhammad, The chief minister of Johor cum co-chairman of IRDA, YBhg Prof Datuk Ismail Ibrahim, the CEO of IRDA and Heba Eltarifi, managing director, Scania Southeast Asia.
“Scania’s purpose is to take the lead in driving the shift towards a sustainable transport system. Our participation in today’s event is a testament of Scania’s on-going drive towards achieving our far-reaching 2050 commitment in reducing the carbon footprint to net zero,” said Heba.
The 10-metre bio-diesel for schedule passengers, the 12-metre electric development project for technical team only, while 15-metre high capacity bus is also available for test ride only.
The 10-metre bio-diesel bus from Scania runs on B100. FAME-prepared buses run on all blends of diesel and biodiesel ranging from B10, B20 and even up to B100. It is environmentally-friendly – lowering global emissions by reducing CO2 to limit the effects of climate change. FAME is the abbreviation for Fatty Acid Methyl Esters which is the technical term for the bio-diesel that is produced in Malaysia.
The 12-metre electric bus development project eliminates tailpipe emission and lowers noise pollution with an electric drive train. The operation is more efficient, the ride more comfortable and safe, creating a positive passenger experience.
The 15-metre high capacity bus increases revenue while lowering costs for operators. It comes with additional seats for passengers, air-suspension, steered rear axle, built-in safety systems – Electronic Braking System EBS, Advanced Emergency Braking AEB, Manual and Automatic Retarder System and Speed Limiter.
With the Scania Ecolution partnership option, it can lower fuel consumption and reduce CO2 emissions that limits the effects of climate change.