Press release: As the firm nears completion of a world-first charging infrastructure at Leichhardt depot, Transit Systems continues to be a leader in the public transportation sustainability revolution by adding another 19 battery electric buses to its New South Wales fleet.
The additional 19 battery-powered buses will increase Transit Systems Australia’s fleet of electric buses from 39 to 58, operating in Sydney’s Inner West.
The largest fleet and depot electrification in Australia was provided by Transit Systems in collaboration with Transport for NSW and important industry partners like Zenobe and Transgrid.
Ten 368kW Nexport buses and nine 422kW Yutong buses are among the 19 new battery-powered buses. The Leichhardt depot’s supporting infrastructure, which includes the following, will be fully operational in the upcoming weeks: 43 battery chargers for buses The depot roof’s 388kWp solar PV system Reduce grid upgrade requirements with a 2.5MW/4.9MWh on-site battery storage solution that supports bus charging a market-leading smart charging platform for managing the fleet and all electrical resources at the depot innovative smart charging techniques to guarantee fully charged buses and minimize grid impact.
The new buses, according to Chief Operating Officer Greg Balkin, are the result of years of commitment to sustainability and innovation.
Zero emission solutions are a top focus since we are aware that both bus drivers and passengers prefer traveling on more environmentally friendly services as the nation exits COVID and more people start using public transportation again.
We’re enthusiastic about the opportunities that see us connect with Australian manufacturers and bring cutting-edge technology into our local network, and we’re proud to work alongside Government partners who have the same ambition to create a greener commute, he said.
Transit Systems, a company committed to investigating cutting-edge technologies, will shortly add two Foton Mobility hydrogen fuel cell buses to its Australian fleet.
In order to create and provide solutions with our major industry partners that are suitable for the complex and dynamic operating conditions present in the Australian public transportation sector, we are proudly setting the standard for investigating and testing various technologies, he said.
As part of the Victorian Government’s Zero Emissions Bus Trial, Transit Systems will also add nine battery-electric buses and two more hydrogen fuel cell buses made in Australia to its fleet.
It is the duty of public transportation to help communities find more environmentally friendly options. Being the largest battery electric bus operator in Australia is a testament to our team of specialists who engage with industry innovators while we invest in the technology and use our combined experiences to ensure we are delivering a more sustainable future, he said.
With a fleet of about 300 electric buses in London, 11 electric buses in Singapore, hybrid and electric buses in Perth and Adelaide, and an expansion of electric charging stations across the bus depot portfolio, Transit Systems is a leader in the bus industry. Go to www.transitsystems.com.au .
Transit Systems is a division of Kelsian Group Limited (ASX: KLS). With established urban bus operations in Singapore and London, Kelsian is the largest integrated multi-modal transport provider and tourism operator in Australia. The organization offers safe and intelligent transportation options for our clients’ necessary journeys, enhancing the sustainability and livability of the areas we serve.
As the owner of the largest battery-electric and hydrogen-powered bus fleets in Australia as well as the country’s largest electrified bus depot, Kelsian has more than 30 years of experience providing tourism experiences and passenger transportation services. Kelsian is currently a leader in zero emission public transportation.
At the end of June 2021, Kelsian had 9,500 employees and ran 4,200 buses, 116 ships, and 24 light rail vehicles, which collectively transported 222 million passengers in the previous year. Through its joint venture with the London bus company, Kelsian is involved in the employment of an additional 4,000 workers who operate 1,250 buses in London, including 300 fully electric ones.
Kelsian/Square One PR provided financial assistance for this article.
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