ITS Monday: Edition 21, 2022
A small collection of curated content from the worlds of intelligent transport systems, smart mobility, and associated areas.
Included this week, ACT to stop the sale of petrol vehicles, NSW and VIC hydrogen and electric vehicle charging stations, and (part of) Sydney says no to e-ecooters.
And just in case you hadn’t caught it yet, we have a new series of interviews with transport professionals – Effects of COVID on the transport sector – what they see now, what they would like to happen post-pandemic, and what they think will happen. If you’d like to be join this conversation, drop us a line!
This week’s articles
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Big news out of the ACT government this week with its intention to ban the purchase of new fossil fuel vehicles from 2035, and updates its electric vehicle sales targets. there’s not a lot of detail as yet, the intention of the announcement is to prepare people for the change.READ THE ARTICLE
The NSW and Victorian governments have announced a joint plan to build “… at least four refuelling stations along the 840km Hume Highway between Sydney and Melbourne.” intended for heavy vehicle transport, along with grants to “… manufacture about 25 hydrogen-fuelled trucks.”. That’s $20 million dollars for both of those line items.READ THE ARTICLE
Other councils may well participate in a trial of e-scooters, but the Sydney City Council will not be among them. “A spokesperson for Lord Mayor Clover Moore said the CBD was not the best place to trial e-scooters ‘due to the high levels of path congestion in the city centre, contested space and disconnections in the bike network’.”
Trials in the 37 NSW councils that did not say no will commence in late July. “A Transport for NSW spokesperson said they are “on track to begin some trials this month” but would not reveal where.”READ THE ARTICLE
Details of Viva Energy’s progress on its hydrogen fuelling station project in Geelong, along with its “… orders for a 2.5MW electrolyser for the creation of green hydrogen as well as a fast-fuelling hydrogen dispensing system capable of refuelling multiple vehicles at once.”READ THE ARTICLE
“Operator Transit Systems is continuing to grow Australia’s largest electric bus fleet, adding another 19 battery electric vehicles to the New South Wales fleet.” It is also expecting to open a charging infrastructure facility at its Leichhardt depot in coming weeks.READ THE ARTICLE