Manufactured in Australia, these 17 new zero-emission electric buses are in addition to Transdev’s recent orders for two hydrogen fuel cell buses. With a dual motor, 300kW power, the 12.5m buses have a capacity of 43 seats per bus.
Transdev Queensland Head of Business Operations Mark Thatcher said: “These new buses are quieter and fully featured vehicles which I hope our Redlands customers will enjoy. Major depot work is underway now including cabling, utilities and new vehicle chargers to set us up for our electric and hydrogen-based future. This is also about upskilling our local workforce in this renewable energy space with technical skills that will be transferrable to other industries. We hope the work we are doing with Translink provides an indicator of suitable specifications for operators moving to zero-emission buses in the future.”
Transdev was the first operator to run Australia’s first 100 per cent sustainably powered full-size electric bus powered by a depot solar array with more than 230 solar panels.
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