The electric buses, assembled at Eagle Farm, have been progressively replacing diesel buses since February this year in Brisbane’s eastern suburbs, supported by Translink and delivered by Volvo and Volgren.
Transdev Queensland Managing Director Mark Thatcher said Transdev was committed to a greener and more sustainable future.
“We’re really proud we’ve been able to deliver locally-assembled electric buses in partnership with Translink and support our bus builders and local jobs,” Mr Thatcher said.
“These new electric buses are being put to work every day and they’re performing well mechanically and for our customers and reducing our carbon footprint and noise pollution.
“It’s been a year of planning and delivering all the necessary upgrades at our Capalaba depot including charging infrastructure but also all the driver training and upskilling as well.”
Mr Thatcher thanked Translink, Volvo and Volgren for their support and collaboration in delivery the new electric vehicles.
Volgren Australia CEO Thiago Deiro said delivering the buses was a proud moment and testament to its Eagle Farm team.
“Together with our customers and partners, we are making local electric bus production a reality in Queensland,” Mr Deiro said.
The 17 Volvo BZL Electric buses were assembled at Volgren’s Eagle Farm plant and are in service on bus routes now across the Redlands and into Brisbane city.
Transdev’s electric buses have travelled more than 500,000km across the Redlands since 2021.