Electric buses trialled for public transport
Auckland Transport (AT) has put two battery-only electric buses in normal daily operation on the City Link service. The project, co-funded by the Low Emission Vehicles Contestable Fund, will gather data that will help AT plan when, where and how electric buses can be rolled out more widely.
Read about the project
The buses were built in England by Alexander Dennis/BYD and are based on the Transport for London e-buses.
Auckland Transport was awarded $500,000 from the EECA Low Emission Vehicles Contestable Fund towards one of the buses and charging infrastructure. Auckland Transport’s contribution towards the cost of the buses is $1.21m.