Since the invention of the car in the late 1800s, man’s dependence on powered vehicles has continued to climb, and it is now estimated that close to 1.5 billion cars are in circulation worldwide.
Add heavy vehicles to that, and we have a major source of pollution. The need for zero-emission vehicles is more important than ever, and the New South Wales Government aims to become a part of the solution with their plan to reach zero-emissions using solar-powered electric buses in NSW, Australia by 2050.
The NSW government hopes to commence trials of various electric and hydrogen fuel vehicles in Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong soon, which is great news for the environment.
The benefits aren’t just for the environment, though. Zero-emission buses are cheaper to run and the absence of diesel fumes in the air makes them a lot more comfortable for customers as well.
Since 2016, Star 8 has been working with the Filipino Government to replace old polluting diesel jeepneys with Star 8 solar electric jeepneys and we would love to be a part of the solution in NSW as well.