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Kinetic’s new fleet of battery electric buses hit Sunshine Coast streets

Five new battery electric buses are now transporting passengers across south-east Queensland region after commencing services this week.

The Kinetic-operated buses are part of the Queensland Government’s efforts for a cleaner, greener transport system and are each expected to save as many as 1000 tonnes of greenhouse gases over their lifespan.

Kinetic is at the forefront of battery electric bus operations in Australia and New Zealand and the Queensland Government has made a commitment that every new bus in Southeast Queensland will be zero emission from 2025, with regional implementation to begin between 2025 and 2030.

Kinetic Head of Australia Matthew Carney said the business was committed to working with Translink on new, innovative ways to deliver zero-emissions public transport.

"We are committed to working with the Queensland Government and all of our partners to deliver more reliable, safer, cleaner and greener buses and investing in our depot, bus and infrastructure assets to ensure we meet the transport needs of future generations," Mr Carney said.

“These are the first of 20 fully electric vehicles we’ll be rolling out in Queensland in partnership with the Queensland Government and it’s a win for passengers, a win for communities and a win for the environment."