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Work begins on Australia’s largest electric bus depot

The Brookvale depot on Sydney’s northern beaches will run on renewable energy to charge a fleet of 229 electric buses

Operator Keolis Downer, in partnership with the NSW government, has announced that it has started working on what will become Australia’s largest electric bus depot.

Work will begin in the coming months to ensure that 100 per cent of Keolis Downer’s 229 bus fleet will be fully transitioned to zero-emissions buses by the end of 2028.

The groundbreaking project marks a significant step forward in both NSW and Keolis Downer’s commitment to sustainable public transport, with the Brookvale depot on Sydney’s northern beaches to be powered by 100 per cent renewable energy.

Keolis Downer’s second electric bus depot entails a comprehensive transition of its fleet.

“We are proud to partner with the NSW government to deliver the first depot to be fully converted to electric in Brookvale,” Keolis Downer CEO Julien Dehornoy says.

“Electric buses will deliver a more sustainable transport option for the northern beaches communities and cements our commitment to support governments across Australia to accelerate the energy transition with large-scale deployments in public transport.”

The Brookvale electric bus depot is a milestone in Keolis Downer’s sustainability commitment as it demonstrates the operator’s dedication to the energy transition and innovation in public transport services.

With work set to commence on the project, Keolis Downer says stakeholders are eagerly anticipating the benefits it will bring to the community by providing cleaner air, reduced noise pollution and enhanced sustainability.

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