Transdev’s green fleet takes over Brisbane with 17 new electric buses

Posted: 15 November 2023 | | No comments yet

Transdev Queensland celebrates a major milestone as its 17 new electric buses, covering over 330,000km in Brisbane’s eastern suburbs, mark a successful shift towards greener, more sustainable public transportation.

Transdev’s green fleet takes over Brisbane with 17 new electric buses

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Transdev Queensland has announced that it has successfully electrified its bus fleet in Brisbane with the deployment of 17 new electric buses, covering over 330,000km since their introduction. The electric buses, assembled at the Eagle Farm facility, have been gradually replacing traditional diesel buses in Brisbane’s eastern suburbs since February 2023, showcasing a commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility.

The initiative has been supported by Translink and executed in collaboration with Volvo and Volgren. Transdev Queensland Managing Director, Mark Thatcher, expressed pride in the accomplishment and the company’s dedication to a greener future.

“We’re really proud we’ve been able to deliver locally-assembled electric buses in partnership with Translink and support our bus builders and local jobs. These new electric buses are being put to work every day and they’re performing well mechanically and for our customers and reducing our carbon footprint and noise pollution. It’s been a year of planning and delivering all the necessary upgrades at our Capalaba depot including charging infrastructure but also all the driver training and upskilling as well,” said Mark Thatcher.

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The electric buses have demonstrated excellent mechanical performance and customer satisfaction, contributing to the reduction of both carbon footprint and noise pollution. The transition to electric buses required meticulous planning and execution, involving upgrades at the Capalaba depot, including charging infrastructure installation, as well as comprehensive driver training and upskilling programmes.

The 17 electric buses are now operational on various bus routes, connecting the Redlands and Brisbane city. Transdev’s electric buses have collectively covered over 500,000km in the Redlands region since 2021, marking a significant milestone in the adoption of sustainable public transportation in the area.

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