Malaysia: The First Elevated Electric Bus Rapid Transit System in Kuala Lumpur

There are important news in field of electric vehicles mobility: last month, Malaysia launches world’s First Elevated Electric Bus Rapid Transit System in Kuala Lumpur.

The new elevated bus line is 3 miles long and served by 15 electric buses. This line, it’s expected that will be used by 2,400 passengers each hour in this year but the aim is to serve up to 5,200 passenger per hour before 2035.

BRT Sunway line is a public-private partnership project between Prasarana and Sunway Group and its electric vehicles can reach more than 250 km (115 miles) each charge and drive almost 70 passengers.

Follow the link below to discover more info about the new Malaysian Bus Rapid Transit System.


How is possible that electric cars racing helps the development of urban electric vehicles? Could be possible that internal combustion engine cars become sooner a memory? Yes, it could be thanks to the new engineering studies applied to electric cars racing world.

The Virgin founder, the English billionaire Richard Branson affirms that in these years while people are looking for a “carbon neutral” world before the 2050, the researches that come from sports like Formula E could be the best chance to reach as soon as possible the aim of an electric vehicle World.

It seems like that, sooner than we can imagine, the market could completely leave internal combustion engine cars, ones and for all, and to detoxify the society from the petrol derived addiction in favor of the electric vehicles and all of this could be possible thanks to Formula E.

Formula E is the category of car races, born recently, that employs electric prototypes and becomes more and more important each day. This category uses only electric cars and, in the lasts years, develops many technologies that could be easily apply to urbanistic electric transports too.

It could be strange to think but, the technological exchange between car racing world and transport and car market is as old as car invention. There are countless cases in which car houses use, or sell, their discoveries to economy cars constructors. On the other side, thanks to this constant exchange from car racing world and market constructors are interesting to invest even more money in the develop of new technologies. In fact, create new technology to sell to urbanistic mobility is the point that make interesting to invest in racing vehicle by constructors.

It’s important remember that seeing the car racing World as a pioneer able to provide benefits in the development of green technology that could be apply on electric vehicles large scale production is really not new. In fact, it is since the beginning one of the aims that lead to the birth of Formula E car racing.

In the lasts days FIA allows to adjust different areas of one-seat cars that were technically untouchable before this moment. From next year, teams could be finally constructors and so they will have the possibility of changing and projecting electric engines themselves while personalizing completely their electric cars, with the aim to optimize car’s performance.

Thinking by the audience’ side, we can image how powerful and appealing could be an electric car today that nothing has to envy to a combustion engine one in performance too.

Concluding, once again is possible to say that sport could improve people life. In this case is not fitness but it contributes to help to defeat air pollution and focusing people attention on electric cars that have nothing to envy to her internal combustion engine sisters.

Why should you choose a multi-terrain electric vehicle?

Nowadays, more and more people choose to go green and drive an electric vehicle, both for personal and professional purposes. Still, many regard electric vehicles as an exception and do not think that they can achieve the performances of traditional cars and trucks. We must underline that nothing could be further from the truth than this. Indeed, today’s electric vehicles have nothing to envy to the traditional ones. This happens even if we look at particular kinds of electric means of transportation, multi-terrain, for example.

Multi-terrain vehicles are the best solution for people who drive on different kinds of irregular soil, being very versatile. They can easily ride almost everywhere, being as silent and economic as any other electric transportation. Snow, ice, dirt, mud, gravel, sand, grass, hills, and unpaved or irregular soil in general do not represent an obstacle for electric multi-terrain vehicles. Not only for families that like to make excursions out in the surrounding nature, multi-terrain cars and vans play the role of the perfect tool also for businesses that have to deal with irregular soil areas. Bathing establishments, golf courses, vineyards, farms or ranches that engage in agriturism, estates and resorts situated on hills or plains, are only a few of the many cases in which an electrical multi-terrain vehicle can be an excellent tool for professional needs. Prepared to resist to high stress, capable to reach all kinds of areas thanks to great traction, ready to tackle slopes of considerable grade, multi-terrain vehicles are a good working-mate.

Moreover, it is important to notice that, sometimes, electric vehicles seem to perform even better than combustion ones. Even if the means with electric motors solely have two driven wheels, the technology achieved nowadays permits them to perform like some 4×4 regular vehicles. To this, we must add all the other features that make an electric vehicle a smart choice, such as the lower maintenance costs, the zero impact on the environment, the quietness of the movement, the full power rapid achievement. Simply depending on the power of the battery system, electric all-terrain vehicles can do the very same things that combustion vehicles do. Indeed, they are able to achieve considerable speeds and pull or push loads and carts. Nevertheless, they are also apt to move in the city if needed, because they are just as comfortable as any other car or van.

In conclusion, whether it is for working in an easier and more efficient way or it is for enjoying your free time out in the nature with your family and friends, multi-terrain vehicles should have convinced you already. Next time you see one of them, remember to pause and think about all the benefits it could bring to you and the environment.

This article has been written by Anna I. of . She has been writing about the benefits of electric vehicles since 2003 when she first joined the Alke team, a leading italian company famous all over the world for the power and capacity of their electric vehicles.

Why should electric vehicles be used in all city centers?

Electric vehicles are not a modern innovation; in fact, we must go back as far as the nineteenth century to find the first such models. However, gasoline and diesel machines have since been preferred to electric ones and it is only in the last ten years that the major car manufacturers (including have begun to invest in the field of electric mobility. The main reason for the rediscovery of the electric motor lies in the prohibitive prices of gasoline, which in recent years have continued to grow, with negative consequences for motorists. Furthermore, electrical vehicles have a number of undeniable advantages, which make them preferable to the traditional ones.

First, we must remember that electric vehicles do not pollute because they don’t emit harmful gases into the air, and they are also very quiet and comfortable to drive. Of course, the main advantage of electric vehicles relates to the low cost of using them; in fact, they can be recharged for only 2-3 dollars, simply by connecting them to a household outlet. Moreover, their maintenance is also significantly reduced, because these machines have a quantity of mechanical components much lower than that of thermal vehicles. So, you will not need to periodically replace filters, oil , as happens in common means of transportation. Even their purchase costs turn out to be more affordable, due to government incentives provided to those who decide to scrap their gasoline vehicle and buy an electric one.

While these are vehicles that can provide a reduced mileage and therefore are preferred for short, urban journeys, we must also remember that public charging stations are concentrated in the urban centers, which makes electric vehicles not usable for long trips. However, the majority of the population is massed in the cities and for this motive we have the ever-growing need to reduce the environmental pollution of our towns (both atmospheric and acoustic). The main objective is, above all, to preserve the quality of the air we breathe and to protect public health. It is for these reasons that restricted traffic areas were born, in which only non-polluting vehicles or those who possess specific permission can travel. Thus, pure electric vehicles can circulate freely in these zones, without having to have special permits and at all hours. Actually, many municipalities also support the electric mobility by providing the ability to park for free in car parks and also by allowing electric machines free access to bus lanes and historical centers.

In fact, it’s common to see electric vans used in our cities for the delivery of goods or the use of electric scooters to pick up the mail. Also, public entities are replacing their petrol and gasoline utilities vehicles with electric ones that provide excellent performance and that can be used conveniently in all areas without polluting and without disturbing residents in the territory where they are used (for example, electric vans for the collection of waste). Finally, electric cars are becoming easily accessible to all citizens thanks to the spread of electric car sharing services. Electric car sharing offers the chance to rent an electric car without having to buy it and

without having to pay any fee, but by simply paying a subscription and giving the vehicle back after use.

So, electric vehicles of any kind (such as alke vehicles) can be used with many benefits for individuals, companies and public entities in all urban centers. We must also remember that in the coming years, the spread of electric vehicles in our cities will be enhanced through the use of electric public transport, such as electric buses and trams, which will contribute to further combating environmental pollution, leading to the improvement of the quality of life within our city centers.


This article has been written by Anna I. of . She has been writing about the benefits of electric vehicles since 2003 when she first joined the Alke team, a leading italian company famous all over the world for the power and capacity of their electric vehicles.

Electric vehicles are also advantageous for businesses

Motorists are aware that owning a motor vehicle involves significant costs associated with the maintenanceinsurance and fuel costs. However, those who want to save of these essentials may resort to public transportation or choose the increasingly popular electric vehiclesElectric vehicles are much cheaper to maintain than conventional gasoline or diesel cars. In fact, even if the cost of sales of electric vehicles are higher to that of traditional vehiclesthe owner will still be able to save on operating costs, enjoy incentives on the purchase and on tax deductions provided by the state. Additionallycharging an electric vehicle will only cost around 2-3 dollars per recharge and maintenance costs will be nullified (except for replacing batteries after several years and miles.) 

Even companies can significantly reduce costs by replacing their corporate fleets with electric vehicles. In fact, the rising costs of gasoline are driving more and more corporate administrators to look for cheaper alternatives. The stricter laws on the reduction of environmental emissions of carbon dioxide lead many companies to consider electric vehicles as well. Companies who choose electric mobility can even save on insurance costs, which is more than half of those provided for traditional transport vehicles. In addition, electric vans and trucks can be conveniently used to transport parcels or goods even in areas where conventional vehicles cannot pass, such as town centers or areas with limited traffic. For these handful of reasons all the major car manufacturers  have launched a wide range of professional electric vehicles which can be used in all areas (trade, industry, agriculture, etc. ..) and that ensure truly outstanding performance. These includes: vans, trucks, golf carts, quads, etc. 

Companies choose electric vehicles and takes it into account of all their business needs, such as the distances that must be traveled daily or the uses to which it will have to do. Car makers are also meeting the needs of small businesses providing the ability to reduce the initial investment by renting electric vehicles and batteries with a monthly fee which will be pre-set according to the contract signed. 

With the introduction of electric vehicles in small and big businesses alike, we will be able to reduce the noise and the air pollution without sacrificing the performance. In fact, electric motors are much more efficientenvironmentally friendly and are also much more technologically advanced than their fuel based counterparts. For example, the technology behind the regenerative braking system, which allows electric vehicles to not waste heat energy produced when the driver brakes, but to retrieve it and send it to the battery for recharging is an engineering marvel that is yet to be surpassed by traditional vehicles. 

It’s necessary to point out that one of the major limitations of electric mobility has always been the lack of mileage. However, this factor in recent years has been properly studied and responded by the creation of lithium batteries that are lighter and with higher storage capacity of electricity. Even the charging times have been significantly reduced thanks to the introduction of columns that offer a greater charging power and the use of innovative fast charging stations, which can charge an electric vehicle in about fifteen minutes. Furthermore, there is the convenience of being able to be recharge using a simple electric outlet, (and even in the convenience of the driver’s home) which can have the driver avoid queuing at gas stations.

So, electric vehicles are definitely the future of transportation thanks to the numerous benefits that electric mobility involves both for private users and businesses.


This article has been written by Anna I. of . She has been writing about the benefits of electric vehicles since 2003 when she first joined the Alke team, a leading italian company famous all over the world for the power and capacity of their electric vehicles.