CDC Queensland, a major public transport operator in Central Queensland, has launched Australia’s pioneering trial of a full electric high floor bus.
Known as the EVolution high floor, this zero-emission coach is the first of its kind in the country. The trial, conducted at CDC Queensland’s Gladstone depot, marks the depot’s first venture into such innovative testing.
CDC Regional Australia Division CEO Tony Hopkins expressed excitement about this groundbreaking initiative.
“We are delighted to be able to trial this Australian first Evolution bus. By combining our expertise in public transportation with these innovative solutions, we are thrilled to be a part of the electric transportation revolution. This trial builds on our corporate sustainability responsibilities as we’re all about minimising our impacts on the environment, and maximising road, passenger, and workplace safety,” Hopkins said.
“We are committed to establishing long-term strategies that minimise the environmental impact of our operations and promoting sustainable transport outcomes, so we are glad to be a part of this opportunity with Bus Stop Sales.
“Bus technology is changing rapidly. It is important we understand what is available on the market so we can invest in safe, environmental, and fuel-efficient buses.”
According to CDC Queensland, over the two-month trial period, the EVolution high floor was deployed across various charter routes in the region and gained positive community feedback.
This trial follows a similar one earlier in the year at CDC Queensland’s Sunshine Coast operations, where two Yutong C12E Series battery electric buses were tested.
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