Current Situation in Australia
NSW energises industry with plan for electric bus fleet
The government of the Australian state of New South Wales plans to electrify Sydney’s bus fleet of around 8,000 vehicles. The government is currently awarding new contracts for the provision of bus transport services throughout Sydney.
Currently, most of Sydney’s buses run on diesel. The city of 5 million inhabitants on the east coast of Australia will be renewing contracts with the current services as most of them will expire by 2022.
To date, the only electric buses in operation, with regards to Australia bus fleet, are servicing Sydney and Brisbane airports. In the country there are some pilots underway.