University of Wollongong gets electric buses

June 12, 2024 9:50 am in by
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The University of Wollongong is reaffirming its commitment to a more sustainable future with a new fleet of electric buses creating a cleaner and quieter environment on campus.

The zero emissions buses, which are operating on Wollongong Campus on routes 9 and 9N, will contribute to UOW’s goal to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030.

The change to UOW’s valuable public transport network came about after the University opened tenders late last year for new bus services, with one of the specifications for an environmentally friendly option. Previously, the University has had hybrid shuttle buses operating on campus.

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Premier Illawarra were the successful tenderer with two brand-new electric low floor city buses built to Australian specifications and provided by Foton Mobility Distribution.

UOW Acting Vice-Chancellor and President Professor David Currow said the zero-emissions electric buses were an exciting and important addition to the campus.