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New South Wales (NSW) has committed to transitioning its entire 8,000 fleet of buses to electric by 2030. The roll out has begun, with 120 electric buses expected in 2021, some being manufactured locally.
The state has also set a target for all Sydney Trains and NSW TrainLink rail to run on zero emissions electricity by 2025. Its NorthWest Metro rail project is already powered by the Beryl Solar Farm.
In its electric vehicle strategy, the state has outlined a fleet of measures to fast-track electric transport, including:
- $490 million to encourage households to buy electric vehicles through tax cuts and incentives.
- New charging infrastructure for public and private electric vehicles.
- A target to transition the NSW government’s passenger vehicle fleet to fully electric by 2030.
- Support for local councils and businesses to buy electric vehicles. The NSW government has also emphasised the health, environmental and social benefits of shifting travel from private vehicles to public transport, walking and cycling.