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Malaysian Electric Bus project

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https://www.nst.com.my/cbt/2017/12/3129 ... aya-ev-bus

Looks like they are using a Scania KUB chassis. Hope these can be exported to Singapore and Western Australia one day.
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Enviro 500 wrote: Fri May 14, 2021 8:00 pm https://www.nst.com.my/cbt/2017/12/3129 ... aya-ev-bus

Looks like they are using a Scania KUB chassis. Hope these can be exported to Singapore and Western Australia one day.
KUB is only a low-entry chassis as I understand, which means it's an obsolescent design. WA is on the right path with its Volgren Volvo electrics and the Custom Denning Element is also a far better Australian low-floor bus. Singapore has low-floor Yutong E12s, so no point going backwards to a poorer design. It looks like the Bustech ventures to supply electric buses to Malaysia and Dubai didn't go any further.
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There is no reference to Scania being involved at all in the article, so not sure where that came from in the first place...
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From studying the details in the article it looks more likely to be an integral bus made in Malaysia, with Japanese electronics.
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tonyp wrote: Mon May 17, 2021 9:29 pm From studying the details in the article it looks more likely to be an integral bus made in Malaysia, with Japanese electronics.
Front looks like a Gemilang KUB one. Also, according to this blog post, it seems that Scania may have supplied the chassis. The vehicle is registered VAD8412 and had been previously deployed in Putrajaya.
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