The Government of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) has won the prestigious 2021 Fleet Environment Award for the running of its green fleet which includes 20 hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.
The green fleet consists of 140 zero emissions vehicles: 50 electric, 70 plug-in hybrids electric vehicles and 20 hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.
Each of these are being put to use to decarbonise the transportation sector in the region and, with this award, has been recognised as doing an outstanding job in achieving this aim.
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Shane Rattenbury, Minister for Emissions Reduction, said, “The ACT Government is also committed to a zero emissions public transport system by 2040 at the latest.
“The procurement process is underway for 90 electric buses, the first of which is expected to commence operation in the next financial year.
“The 20 Hyundai NEXO hydrogen vehicles in the ACT Government fleet are Australia’s first government fleet of hydrogen vehicles.
“Battery and fuel cell electric vehicles each have their own advantages, and in the future our fleet is likely to be a mix of both. The hydrogen trial will help establish which work best in different scenarios.
“Our fleet transition will continue rapidly over the coming years, and we’re also assisting the community to transition to zero emission vehicles, with a range of financial incentives and charging infrastructure.”
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