14 Apr 2022

Emission-Free Mobility, Here Are the Transjakarta Electric Bus Route

by:Teresa Simorangkir

Editor:Aditya Gagat Hanggara

14 Apr 2022

30 Transjakarta electric buses have finally hit the road! These low emission electric buses are launched by the DKI Jakarta Provincial Government together with PT Transjakarta. The electric buses are operating within four routes, from 5 am to 9.30 pm with a regular fare IDR 3,500 for a one-way trip.

Transjakarta Electric Bus Route

As of now, the electric bus route that is actively operating is the 1P corridor, Terminal Senen-Blok M. In the near future, electric buses will serve three other routes, namely 1R Tanah Abang-Terminal Senen, 1N Blok M-Tanah Abang, and 6N Ragunan-Blok M. Before finally hitting the road, these electric buses have been tested on the EV1 route Blok M-City Hall. Did you manage to try it earlier?

The electric bus operates daily. If you’ve been meaning to try this bus, you can also plan to visit some interesting places along the route. You can stop by Monas, the National Museum, the National Library, Gelora Bung Karno and the Hutan Kota GBK. Please note, the 1P route is passed by both regular and electric buses. So, if you really intend to try the electric bus, make sure you take the one that has an Electric Bus with a battery icon displayed on its body.

Rute Bus Lisrik Transjakarta 1P Terminal Senen-Blok M

1P Route

Electric Bus vs. Regular Bus

Jakarta as a smart city has several indicators to implement its urban planning, one of which is the smart environment indicator. In its implementation, the smart environment prioritizes environmentally friendly urban planning. The use of electric buses is a form of implementation of this indicator. Electric buses are more environmentally friendly because it’s fueled by batteries, so the gas emissions produced are much lower by up to 50.3%. By using environmentally friendly public transportation, it’s hoped that this step will be able to reduce 59% of greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. Moreover, electric buses have a quieter engine sound which can reduce the noise pollution by up to 28% compared to regular buses. This is certainly a plus point for both passengers and people on the road.

Electric Buses As the Result of Collaborations with Many Parties

The presence of electric buses is the result of collaboration between Jakarta and various parties that has been carried out since 2018. There are four international institutions involved in the electric bus project, namely the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), Climate Technology Center and Network, C40 Network and the British Embassy. Apart from international institutions, Jakarta also collaborates with the private sector.

The launch of the electric bus in Jakarta is part of the Jakarta Provincial Government’s mission to improve Jakarta’s air quality. By the end of this year, it’s planned that there will be 100 electric buses operating. By 2030, it’s aimed that all public buses in Jakarta can operate with electric power. Let’s make Jakarta green by taking the electric bus!

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