Volvo Bus Australia are proud to be part of the Victorian Government’s Zero Emission Bus Trial, collaborating with our industry partners ComfortDelGro, Volgren, ENGIE, Monash University and TSA Advisory. The first of eight 100% Volvo BZL Electric buses are now on the road in Melbourne's eastern suburbs, supported by Australia’s first offsite bus charging station at Monash University interchange, complemented by the charging stations at CDC’s Oakleigh depot. The trial will also be the first use of the Volvo-Volgren battery-electric buses in the eastern states following their successful rollout in Western Australia.
Volvo Bus Australia general manager Mitchell Peden says the first of many Volvo-Volgren battery-electric buses in Melbourne is good for Australia and the environment. "Our BZL Electric buses provide a range of sustainability benefits in addition to producing zero tailpipe emissions," Peden says. "From ethically sourced materials, including batteries, to having a 90 per cent recyclable chassis, we have made these vehicles sustainable in every way we can.