Zenobē worked with Transgrid to deliver Australia’s largest electric bus project by creating the most sustainably advanced depot in the country.
A major first step into the region for Zenobē, this is also a leap forward for New South Wales and Transit Systems in delivering cleaner, greener transport.
Having committed to transition its 8,000 buses to zero-emission technology by 2030, Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) planned to transform its Leichhardt depot into a next-generation electric depot.
Housing Australia’s largest single fleet of 59 electric buses for global bus operator Transit Systems, the project presented a unique opportunity for Zenobē to scale its wealth of experience in battery storage and depot electrification. To deliver a sustainable depot that seamlessly integrates solar and battery technology with the electricity grid.
Zenobē’s unique end-to-end solution removed the financial, technical and operational risks of the transition, leveraging years of experience in the UK to deliver at scale, with guaranteed bus and charging performance.
Zenobē Co-Founder and Director Steven Meersman explains that through the installation of on-site batteries, over 50 buses can be charged overnight for a full day of operation, without having a negative impact on the grid. Moreover, in the day the onsite battery storage unit will support the uptake of renewables on the Australian network, providing essential stability services.
Zenobē Country Director for Australia and New Zealand Gareth Ridge said that it is our ability to wrap the entire service solution from to end-to-end removing key technology risks that de-risks and supports large-scale electrification.
new electric buses powered by Zenobē on the streets of Sydney
electric buses managed by Zenobē’s proprietary software
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Pete leads Zenobē’s growing team of Product specialists across all areas of the business. His team oversee our R&D as well as product development in both hardware and software.
He has been working in the European E-Mobility sector from over ten years, specialising in the design, build and delivery of software systems for EV Charging.