FIVE new electric buses will soon be hitting the streets of the Sunshine Coast, the Palaszczuk Government has announced.
The buses are among 20 zero emission buses being introduced on Queensland roads across the Sunshine Coast, Cairns and the Gold Coast.
Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said it builds on the Palaszczuk Government’s recently released Zero Emissions Vehicle Strategy.
“We’ve made a commitment that every new bus in South East Queensland would be zero emission from 2025, so to see it happening now is a fantastic achievement,” Mr Bailey said.
Member for Caloundra Jason Hunt said the electric buses will be a welcome addition to the public transport network.
“Electric buses are better for the environment and mean people will be breathing in fresher, cleaner air when they are walking around,” Mr Hunt said.
“We’ve had some electric buses in other parts of SEQ since April last year, so to now see them arriving on the Sunshine Coast is fantastic news.
“Queensland is seizing the opportunities to act on climate change, create jobs and set Queensland in a nation-leading position for the future.
“I’m sure customers across the coast will enjoy riding on the new buses knowing that the project is playing an important role in the future of public transport in this state.”
Partnering with TransLink, Kinetic’s Co-CEO Adam Begg said the company was excited to enhance the public transport experience and make bus travel greener and cleaner.