Transport

Bus company wants govt backing to build local

Oliver Lewis
Wed, 15 Jun 2022

Bus company wants govt backing to build local
A bus being built at Global Bus Ventures' Rolleston factory. (Image: Oliver Lewis)
Oliver Lewis
Wed, 15 Jun 2022
A Canterbury bus builder wants the government to consider introducing local manufacturing requirements to make sure the sector continues to be viable.The government wants all new buses to be zero-emissions vehicles from 2025 and is targeting 2035 as the deadline for fully decarbonising the fleet.Bus operators, which compete for contracts tendered by regional councils, will need to source hundreds of new electric and hydrogen buses to meet the ambitious targets.And that comes at a cost.As it stands, Global Bus Ventures (GBV) chief executive Tim...

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