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Go West unveils second WA electric coach

Go West has once again introduced electric to its fleet with its second WA mining EV ready to begin operations

Western Australian operator Go West has doubled down on its electric intentions, unveiling a second zero-emissions electric coach in WA.

The coach will help Go West improve its emissions outcomes for the resource sector through FMG’s operations in the Pilbara.

This second coach follows the launch of Go West’s first electric coach in February 2023, which is being used to transport employees to and from South32 Worsley Alumina.

Now, Go West general manager Brad Bunce says the second electric vehicle in the fleet will clock up greener kilometres even faster.

“Getting people to and from where they need to go is a logistics and network planning outcome – doing it with a more sustainable vehicle is an environmental achievement,” Bunce says.

“We’re proud to partner with FMG to deliver a resource sector fleet solution that showcases the benefits of deploying electric coaches in the industry.”

Transit Systems managing director of national resources and tours and former Go West director David Haoust says the decision to move people between mine sites on a zero-emissions bus is one of the fastest ways to decarbonise operational performance.

“By taking people from A to B on an electric coach or zero-emissions bus, we eliminate emissions and provide not just a better environmental outcome, but a cleaner, smoother ride for passengers,” he says.

The Yutong D7E will be the first 27-seater electric mini-coach to operate in the Pilbara and will transport employees from camp to site on a 30km return trip twice a day.

Set to pioneer more sustainable mine site transport solutions, the new mini-coach is undergoing modifications in Perth prior to its departure to make it mine-site compliant, specifically for FMG’s requirements.

Haoust says leveraging the group’s global knowledge alongside client collaboration remained key to achieving environmental objectives.

“We harness our global intelligence to deploy local solutions that reduce the carbon footprint of our client’s operations in the community,” he says.

“Zero-emissions buses will remain a driving force in achieving more sustainable benchmarks, especially in the resource sector.”

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