Transit Systems will soon deploy Victoria’s first hydrogen buses around Melbourne, Australia.
The two Australian-made and designed buses will operate out of Transit Systems’ West Footscray bus depot, serving routes across Melbourne, Footscray, Williamstown, Moonee Ponds and Sunshine.
This is part of a trial across the state of Victoria, with six operators rolling out 52 zero-emissions buses, including 50 electric models and the two hydrogen units.
Data gathered during these trials will inform the future of zero-emission bus transport in Victoria by assessing factors such as how much energy they use and the charging requirements for different route patterns.
From 2025, all new buses purchased for Victoria’s public transport system will be zero emissions, thus ultimately mandating the transition of 4,000 diesel buses to electric or hydrogen power.
“Tackling emissions on our public transport network is a key part of Victoria meeting our nation-leading net zero emissions target – and we’re trialling the best technologies to deliver those savings.
“This is an exciting next step in our journey towards a cleaner bus fleet in Victoria as we get on with transforming the state’s public transport network, delivering more services and slashing emissions.”
Elsewhere in Austalia, Transit Systems’ also operates two hydrogen-powered buses in Adelaide, South Australia.
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