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After the model was tested successfully with a variety of chargers, the ZDI-450 is ready to hit Australian roads. It’s been delivered to customers and is set to continue being delivered in 2023.

Hall says BusTech Group has grand plans for the zero-emissions model. The manufacturer intends to provide a similar fuel cell option to provide a complete green energy product range.

“The benefit of the ZDI-450 that we manufactured in-house is it’s absolutely designed and ready for pantograph charging and other plug-in charging capabilities,” Hall told ABC. “The design of the model and powertrain makes it perfect for fuel cell integration.

“There’s no engineering re-working required. We’re keen to get a hydrogen version out and get more battery electric buses rolling out in Queensland and Australia.”

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