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VIC’s first all-electric bus depot unveiled

VIC’s first all-electric bus depot unveiled

The Victorian Government has opened the state’s first electric bus depot in Melbourne’s north-east.

The new bus depot is situated in Ivanhoe and has been converted to accommodate the largest fleet of electric buses in the state. 27 electric buses operating out of the depot will transport up to 10,000 people weekly, they’re also expected to cover more than 1.2 million kilometres annually.

Works to convert Ventura’s depot included the installation of a new transformer on site and upgrading the grid connection to support the 14 dual-gun Tritium fast chargers.


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This project formed part of the State Government’s $20 million Zero Emissions Bus Trial. The trial aims to support the state’s transition of around 4500 diesel buses in the public fleet to zero emissions. From 2025 onwards, all new buses purchased by the state will be zero emissions.

Minister for Public and Active Transport Gabrielle Williams said the new bus depot would more greatly support the regions transition to emission free transportation.

“We’re proud to be delivering Victoria’s first all-electric bus depot – providing passengers with a smoother and quieter bus ride, and helping the state meet its commitment of net zero emissions by 2045,” Williams said.

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