Kinetic launches electric buses in Sunshine Coast, Queensland

Posted: 4 July 2022 | | No comments yet

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.

Kinetic launches electric buses in Sunshine Coast

Credit: Kinetic

Kinetic has announced that it has launched its newest fleet of battery electric buses on the streets of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland.

Five new battery electric buses are now transporting passengers across the southeast Queensland region after commencing services at the end of June 2022.

The Kinetic operated buses are part of the Queensland government’s efforts for a cleaner, greener transport system and are each expected to save as many as 1,000 tonnes of greenhouse gases over their lifespan.

Kinetic is at the forefront of battery electric bus operations in Australia and New Zealand and the Queensland government has made a commitment that every new bus in southeast Queensland will be zero-emission from 2025, with regional implementation to begin between 2025 and 2030.

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Member for Caloundra Jason Hunt said: “These buses are a demonstration of the Palaszczuk government’s commitment to the decarbonisation of transport. The introduction of these five new electric buses on the Sunshine Coast is incredibly exciting and will lay the foundation for a cleaner, greener public transport network into the future. With this foundation expanding onto the Gold Coast and Cairns throughout the year.”

Member for Nicklin Robert Skelton said: “I’m confident commuters will enjoy the new buses from their first quieter, cleaner trips.”

Kinetic Head of Australia Matthew Carney said: “We are committed to working with the Queensland government and all of our partners to deliver more reliable, safer, cleaner and greener buses and investing in our depot, bus and infrastructure assets to ensure we meet the transport needs of future generations. These are the first of 20 fully electric vehicles we’ll be rolling out in Queensland in partnership with the Queensland government and it’s a win for passengers, a win for communities and a win for the environment.”