Transdev’s Brisbane bus fleet is now greener with 17 new electric buses on the road now and already travelling more than 330,000 kilometres.
Assembled at Volgren’s Eagle Farm plant, the electric buses have been progressively replacing diesel buses since February this year in Brisbane’s eastern suburbs.
The 17 Volvo BZL electric buses are now available on bus routes across the Redlands and into Brisbane.
Transdev Queensland managing director Mark Thatcher says Transdev is committed to a greener and more sustainable future.
“We’re really proud we’ve been able to deliver locally assembled electric buses in partnership with Translink and support our bus builders and local jobs,” Thatcher says.
“These new electric buses are being put to work every day and they’re performing well mechanically for our customers and reducing our carbon footprint and noise pollution.
“It’s been a year of planning and delivering all the necessary upgrades at our Capalaba depot, including charging infrastructure, but also all the driver training and upskilling as well.”
With the buses being supported by Translink while being delivered by Volvo and Volgren, Thatcher thanked the contribution of all three companies in making these new buses.
Volgren Australia CEO Thiago Deiro says delivering the buses is a proud moment and testament to its Eagle Farm team.
“Together with our customers and partners, we are making local electric bus production a reality in Queensland,” Deiro says.
Transdev’s electric buses have travelled more than 500,000 kilometres across the Redlands since 2021.