Sydney aims for 8000-strong electric bus fleet by 2030
The first quarter of 2021 will see a new stream of 50 electric buses on Sydney roads as the state government strives to convert the fleet completely by 2030.
This comes after successful trials of five buses in the inner west over the last 18 months.
The buses, ordered from a range of suppliers including BCI, Yutong, Nexport BYD Gemilang and Nexport BYD Volgren, run on 15 hours of charge, with future scope to also add solar panels to all bus depots in the coming years.
NSW Transport Minister Andrew Constance believes that the conversion to e-buses will be a major step towards minimising the transport carbon emissions contributing to climate change. He has since implored the NSW Government to reconsider proposed electric vehicle taxes, which may inhibit the switch to cleaner transport.