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Electric Translink buses hit Sunshine Coast streets

Translink is introducing five more Kinetic electric buses to the area

Public transit agency Translink has announced that five new Kinetic-owned electric buses have recently begun services on the Sunshine Coast.

On June 27 the agency announced the new sustainable vehicles became part of the area’s public transport network.

Translink says the new buses will run on its services across the coastal city, with each bus expected to save as much as 1,000 tonnes of greenhouse gases over their lifespan while also reducing noise pollution.

The Queensland state government has also made a commitment that every new bus in South East Queensland will be zero emissions from 2025, with regional implementation to begin between 2025 and 2030.

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Kinetic and Translink will continue taking further steps towards the target when Kinetic launches 15 additional electric buses in Queensland.

Ten of these sustainable buses will run on the Gold Coast, while the other five will head to Cairns in the coming weeks.

Translink delivery partners Logan Coaches and Transdev have also been operating electric buses in South East Queensland since April 2021.

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