Mayor Bill Koff said, “These are 152 new buses About 12% in Auckland will convert to diesel Estimated at 11% per annum Equivalent to approximately 100,000 tons of carbon dioxide. Based on Auckland’s emission profile, pulling more than 40% of all available levers is important in reducing emissions. Having already stopped buying new diesel vehicles and introduced 33 electric buses in more than 13 services across the region, this is another step towards zero emission buses.
AT CEO Shane Ellison added, “As a company, we are committed to doing our part by actively supporting Auckland’s climate change goals. We have introduced 33 new electric services to Waiheke Island in the last 18 months, as well as a new AirportLink service that connects electric trains to Puhinui Station for carbon-free travel to Auckland Airport. Electric buses are very positive for our city. ”
Peter McKenzie, managing director of strategic projects, said: “AT and the Auckland Council are very supportive of this project and are ready to work on increasing the number of electric vehicles operating on AT’s bus services. Working with Auckland Transport’s new decorbonization team is very interesting and I would love to upgrade Auckland’s emission profile as soon as possible. AT and Waka Kotahi NZTA will significantly accelerate the electric vehicle by implementing it over the next four years, creating a platform to adopt further decarbonization strategy from there.
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