States must accelerate electric bus plans to meet net zero pledges
Following Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s comments pledging net zero emissions by 2050, a new report by International Association of Public Transport in Australia and New Zealand (UITPANZ) has found that a national plan to speed up the electric bus transition will be crucial to achieving this goal.
UITPANZ, whose members include government authorities and public transport operators, said its members want “clean” public transport.
“The NSW Government is working to electrify the states 8,000 buses by 2030, and the recently re-elected Queensland, ACT and New Zealand Governments, as well as the Victorian Government, have announced their intentions to switch from diesel to zero emissions buses,” UITPANZ head Michelle Batsas said.
“They’ve got the social licence to make significant changes to reduce carbon emissions, and zero emissions buses are an important part of achieving that.”