The Liberal NSW government will begin the transition of its entire bus fleet to zero emissions transport within the decade, starting with 120 electric buses in 2021.
The first 50 electric buses will service Sydney routes in the inner west, south west and north, said NSW minister for transport Andrew Constance in a statement to the press on Wednesday.
Another 70 are also on order from Truegreen’s Nexport, which is setting up a manufacturing facility in the southern Highlands, but are yet to be allocated to services, according to Nexport.
The 120 electric buses are the first to transition in the NSW 8,000-strong bus fleet, and will be supplied by Nexport from a number of bus makers including BCI, Yutong, Nexport BYD Gemilang and Nexport BYD Volgren.
“I want to scale up our efforts towards tackling climate change so I am challenging Transport for NSW to aim for my goal of electrifying the state’s entire bus fleet by 2030,” Constance said.
“I am excited to see us one step closer to our vision of creating a greener, cleaner and healthier future for the people of NSW, with more people now able to enjoy our electric bus fleet right across Sydney.”
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