Kinetic's latest expansion of its battery electric bus fleet in partnership with the Queensland government will bring the Sunshine Coast's zero-emission vehicle fleet to 11.
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The City of Gold Coast's on-demand transport trial has achieved over 50,000 trips in its first year and is now expanding to Hervey Bay, providing more people with access to a personalised and flexible public transport option.
In line with Kinetic's commitment to achieve net zero emissions by 2035, each new battery electric bus is expected to save approximately 1,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide across its lifespan.
In line with Brisbane City Council and the Queensland Government’s ‘first- and last-mile’ trial, this expansion will make it even easier for the city's residents to make their journeys using Neuron's micro-mobility vehicles.
The new battery electric buses are among 20 fully electric vehicles that Kinetic is rolling out across the state, as it works to support the Queensland government in electrifying the region's public transport network.
Transdev's investment will cover the procurement of two new hydrogen buses as well as the necessary hydrogen supply infrastructure, and will allow the company to upskill its workers.
Kinetic's new battery electric buses will provide Cairns' residents with a sustainable mode of transportation, while supporting the Government of Queensland achieve its zero-emission targets.
Further expanding its operations across Queensland, Kinetic's battery electric buses are expected to save as much as 1,000 tonnes of greenhouse gases over their lifespan.
In line with the Government of Queensland's commitment to make all new buses zero emissions by 2025, Kinetic's new electric buses are expected to begin service on the Gold Coast in September 2022.
The acquisition of Mackay Transit Coaches will allow Kinetic to strengthen its footprint in central Queensland and enhance public transport service delivery in the region.
Kinetic's new electric bus depot will be completely powered by renewable energy and will support the sustainable development of both the company and the Queensland region.
The Government of Queensland is celebrating the success of its smart ticketing trial, which has enabled Gold Coast commuters to pay for trips using their bank cards and smart watches.