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Australia: New South Wales has ordered 79 more electric buses

The State of New South Wales (NSW) in Australia has ordered 79 new electric buses for use in Sydney. The order goes to Australian manufacturer Custom Tenning, bringing the total number of e-buses ordered by NSW from Custom Tenning to 101.

The acquisition was part of an electrification attack in Australia and New Zealand. By 2030 As reported The 8,000 buses in the state will be fully converted into electric drives. About 1,000 electric buses will be purchased this year. According to Secretary of Transport and Veterans Affairs David Elliott, the government is providing $ 70 million to boost local production and create jobs.

“This is a true success story from western Sydney, and our government is proud to be involved in the production of the first electric bus made locally,” state premier Dominic Barrott said in a statement.

According to him, Custom Denning currently employs 160 people at its plant in St. Mary’s. “Our government is moving closer to ensuring a cleaner and healthier future for NSW people, while switching to electric buses will create hundreds of jobs in local production, which is a great result for our state.”

Greater Sydney Deputy Minister Elizabeth Mildwater announced that local manufacturers such as Bustech and custom buses would be considered for further orders, while buses are still in the testing phase. Nexport is also being pulled Local factory opening Consider. So far, Australian electric buses are manufactured by foreign companies, primarily from China. Orders for e-buses have already been received from a number of manufacturers, including BCI and Yutong. BYD ADL, Next port BYD Gemilang and Nextport BYD Volgren.

In February last year, the NSW government transformed the Australian bus manufacturer BusTech Group into an official supplier. BusTech responded immediately by announcing that it would set up a plant in NSW, which will begin production later this year. The company also manufactures electric buses at factories in South Australia, Queensland and Tasmania.

The plan to transform the NSW Navy was first announced in 2019. Vehicles are operated by public and private operators serving the Greater Sydney area. According to the NSW, the move would increase the state’s electricity needs by five to ten percent.