With new electrification and infrastructure upgrades being completed at its Sunshine West and Heatherton depots in Melbourne, Kinetic is set to welcome a further 36 battery electric buses to the city's public transit fleet.
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The new electric bus depot in Panmure will reduce burden on the grid whilst improving the environmental impact of Auckland’s electric bus fleet.
With the addition of these new vehicles, 20 per cent of Go Bus Transport's fleet is now electric, in line with Kinetic's commitment to fully transitioning its bus fleet to zero emissions by 2035.
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.
As part of its goal to achieve a 100 per cent electric bus fleet by 2035, Kinetic plans to explore operating zero-emission bus technology in Australia’s remote terrains, such as Western Australia’s resources-rich Pilbara.
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.
Although Go-Ahead will remain a standalone business, Kinetic's consortium will support the UK-based company's existing team to accelerate the transition of its bus fleet to zero-emission technology.
Melbourne's Zero Emission Bus Trial will provide operators and authorities with key insight into how electric and hydrogen fuelled buses can help improve financial and environmental sustainability across the State of Victoria.
The acquisition of East Tamar Bus Lines will make Kinetic the largest privately owned government contractor in Tasmania, expanding its commitment to deliver bus services that are safe and reliable across the state.
NZ Bus will support Kinetic in the decarbonisation of its public transport fleet by accelerating the roll-out of zero-emission buses, as well as expand its operations to the cities of Auckland, Wellington and Tauranga.
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.
With its first two battery electric buses now operating in Melbourne, Kinetic begins the gradual roll-out of the 36 fully electric buses that are to join the city's public transit fleet over the next three years.
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.