The Jakarta government is set to increase its electric bus fleet to 100-vehicles, which will be operated by the municipally-owned land transport company, TransJakarta. This move is part of an integrated initiative aimed at reducing vehicle emissions in the capital city, according to reporting from Jakarta Globe.
Starting from September 1, vehicles within the city will be subject to emission tests, and failing the test may result in police tickets, Acting Governor Heru Budi Hartono said on Sunday.
“We will introduce an additional 22-electric buses in October, elevating the total count of battery-based buses to 100,” he said.
TransJakarta operates on interconnected routes linking Jakarta with neighbouring cities such as Tangerang, Depok, Bekasi, and Bogor, say Jakarta Globe.
As part of the broader push for electrification, the city government also intends to construct more electric vehicle charging stations near shopping malls or gas stations, added Heru.
Another program involves providing 186-electric motorcycles to city government employees.
Heru further mentioned that the Jakarta Transportation Department will collaborate with the Jakarta police to implement vehicle emission testing starting next month.
Jakarta Globe say that this testing will measure key indicators including lubricant oil temperature, engine rotation, as well as levels of carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, hydrocarbon, and oxygen.
Vehicles manufactured within the past three years are generally exempt from the emission test unless specifically required by law enforcement officials.
Source: Jakarta Globe