Trials of zero emission buses on Armidale and Tweed region school routes


Four electric buses will be rolled out on routes servicing 30 schools in the Armidale and Tweed regions in coming months as part of a trial of zero emission technology in regional NSW.

During the Transport for NSW trial, the battery electric buses will operate on routes in the Tweed area serviced by Kinetic and in Armidale by Edwards Coaches.

Vehicle dealership, VDI Australia has been awarded the contract to deliver the zero emission school buses –two to Armidale and two to Tweed.

Zero emission buses offer passengers a quieter, smoother, and more comfortable journey, and emit no harmful exhaust fumes, improving air quality.

The NSW Government has committed $25 million towards this project which will see a series of trials of zero emission buses and coaches across regional NSW.

Community feedback from passengers will be sought during the trials to provide information for the future roll out of zero emission buses.

The trials will be conducted using different vehicles and technologies in a range of environments, to understand what best suits regional and remote service needs.

The Tweed and Armidale communities will be updated when start dates for their trials are confirmed.

The trials will contribute to the transition of the state’s regional bus fleet to zero emissions by 2047.

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