BLK Auto’s immediate focus turns towards New South Wales, as the brand wants to be approved by Transport for NSW’s Panel 4 to provide its buses to operators in both Sydney and NSW.
“Next year we hope to supply our buses and coaches to Sydney and further NSW operators – it’s our big focus,” Pecotic told ABC. “We want Panel 4 approval so we can supply these buses, specifically our electric and hydrogen fuel cell chassis, as they’re exciting products.”
Although BLK Auto has made a concerted effort to expand its zero-emissions range, Pecotic is adamant the brand will continue supplying all fuel sources when it comes to its catalogue of products. Whether it be the trusted coaches that BLK Auto has supplied Australia for years or the new energy models that are continuing to expand locally, Pecotic says the brand will grow both sides of its product range.
“We’re maintaining both our diesel and our zero-emissions side as we expect the zero-emissions bus space to continue evolving,” Pecotic says. “We’re well placed to position ourselves strongly for the transition from diesel to only zero-emissions chassis.
“We will still maintain our diesel fleet requirements for the market while we progressively move towards the supply of zero-emissions buses, as the market requires.”