If you’re an Aucklander like myself then you’ll know that every time a bus accelerates in front of you or leaves the bus stop, it leaves a massive cloud of black smoke behind. I particularly don’t enjoy giving my lungs a taste of that and neither should you.

Auckland’s bus fleet currently consists of 1360 of these smoke belching vehicles. However, change is just one step closer as AT and Vector have just announced a memorandum of understanding or MoU to explore the results of fully implementing EV buses.

The two companies are set to carry out a feasibility study to record the impacts of a fully electric bus fleet for the major New Zealand city. The investigation is looking into innovative energy tech that could make the transition a bit easier and avoid the large costs needed to upgrade the infrastructure.


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