Mondo has been working with Seymour Passenger Services to become the first regional Victorian town to run a full fleet of electric public buses.
Head of Mondo’s Clean Mobility team, Jaad Clifford-Bolt, said Mondo is delighted to have played a key role in supporting Seymour Passenger Services in their transformation to electrified transport.
Mondo have designed, procured, installed and commissioned the bus charging infrastructure, as well as maintaining the Siemens-based heavy vehicle charging system.
“We are also working with project partner Evenergi and local delivery partners to support the running of three Volvo EV buses,” said Mr Clifford-Bolt.
“These vehicles include bodies built at Volgren’s Dandenong South manufacturing facility in Victoria, which is a great opportunity to support the local economy by providing local jobs.”
Kastoria Bus Lines’ general manager Andrew Chan said that he found Jaad and the team understood what they were trying to achieve.
“Being affiliated with AusNet, our local distributor, ticked all our boxes.”
Seymour Passenger Services is one of six bus operators across Victoria taking part in this three-year trial, which will include 52 zero emission buses across Seymour, Traralgon and Melbourne.
The Victorian Department of Transport have invested $20 million in zero emission bus trials to make Victoria’s bus fleets cleaner and more sustainable.
Implementation of electric bus fleets across the state is a crucial step in helping the Victorian Government achieve its goal of net zero emissions by 2050.
All new buses in Victoria’s public transport system will be zero emissions from 2025.