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Increase uptake of zero and low emission vehicles

Increase uptake of zero and low emission vehicles

Even with significant shifts to other modes, road transport will continue to play a critical component in providing mobility to NSW residents. The transition to low and zero emission vehicles will play a key role in our journey to net zero emissions. This transition has already begun.

In October 2019 the Minister for Transport announced that NSW would transition the 8000 strong public bus fleet to zero emission buses to take advantage of their significant environmental, health and operational cost benefits.

In 2019, as part of the Electric and Hybrid Vehicle plan, the NSW Government set a target that at least 10 per cent of its fleet would be either hybrid models or battery-electric models by 2020-21.

Having met this target, the NSW Government has tripled the target for new hybrid or battery-electric vehicles in the NSW government fleet. The Net Zero Plan sets a 30 per cent procurement target for hybrid and electric vehicles by 2023, with at least 10 per cent of the government’s fleet to be battery-electric vehicles.

Six principles for Future Transport

The Future Transport 2056 Strategy is focused on six key principles for the future of mobility in the state, which together aim to positively impact the economy, communities and environment of NSW.

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