Transdev’s latest bus powered by the QLD sunshine

PUBLISHED ON 28/09/2020
Transdev’s latest bus powered by the QLD sunshine

Transdev Queensland is taking full advantage of the state’s reputation as the Sunshine State, recently announcing a plan to trial Transdev’s second electric bus in Australia.

The 39-seat e-bus will operate out of Transdev’s Capalaba depot and will be fully powered by solar energy, via 250 solar panels and 10 Tesla Powerwalls which store the energy collected.

Luke Agati, chief executive officer, Transdev Australasia said; "Globally, Transdev is a leader in zero-emissions mobility, and work is underway to introduce new fleet and innovations to Australia and New Zealand over the coming months."

The bus will operate as part of a two year trial which commences in January 2021 in partnership with the Queensland Government.

Transdev is Europe’s leading zero emissions mobility operator with 800 electric buses and mini-buses in 9 countries including the largest electric vehicle fleet in Europe in the Amsterdam area.

Our commitment to delivering sustainable and clean transport solutions has been further demonstrated with the installation of solar panels at our North Fitzroy and Doncaster depots.

The panels, funded by the Department of Transport, will harness clean energy technology to help power our workshops and offices.

Read about the new electric bus.

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