Eco-friendly bus in Thailand


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In an era where saving the environment is a prevalent topic, it is good to see big corporations making changes to help the cause. 

Recently, we saw 7-11 impost a ban on plastic bags, and now, Thailand’s Ministry of Transport if also doing its part by activating its first electric bus, which will run from Churaporn Hospital to Chaeng Wattana Official Centre in Bangkok. 


Reducing harmful fumes on the road


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It is common to see fume pollution on the roads here
Image credit: @huizuke

Though taking public transport helps reduce our carbon footprint, these vehicles still emit harmful gases that can destroy our atmosphere – and even our own respiratory systems. With innovation like electric buses, this problem can be significantly reduced as they produce zero emissions. 

electric bus 1551
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Electric bus service 1551 will run on a 4km route from 6am to 7pm every day, from Chaeng Wattana Road to Churaporn Hospital. Though the free trial for commuters is only from now till 14th December 2019, the fare will only be an affordable ฿15 after. 

This campaign is expected to be the start of more electric vehicles and public transportation on our roads. 

electric bus interior
The interior is wide and spacious for commuters
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Netizens show their support


So far, netizens seem to like the idea of the electric bus. 

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Translation: That’s good. It helps global warming, and also the transportation fee is cheap. I really support this.

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Translation: This is great, and it will be much better if every bus changes.

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Translation: The route is pretty long, but it’s only ฿15. It’s awesome.


Helping save the environment one bus at a time


electric buses in bangkok
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We’ve seen lots of issues to do with climate change and harm to our environment – and almost all of them are caused by us. So, it’s great to see us coming together to support such causes.


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