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ELECTRIC BUSES trial runs in * Australia

* Queensland - Charging on with electric bus trial runs in Noosa 

-- Noosa Council will be asked at the next general meeting to support the calling and awarding of tenders this month to make way for a bus trial... A report to council said the electric bus lease agreement with Patico Automotive Pty Ltd was terminated in November due to the contractor being unable to meet the required delivery date... "The buses were manufactured in the UK however, following testing, delays occurred as a result of technical issues with the air-conditioning system," the report said... TransLink remains committed to the electric bus trial... The proposal to "test the market on a satellite depot operation, based either at the council depot or a suitable site elsewhere in the Noosa area" is subject to the support of bus company Sunbus... The one proviso for TransLink is that the trial does not result in higher costs to the state... 
(Photo: Electric buses will hit the streets of Noosa towards the end of this year, in a six month trial given the green light by the Noosa Council and TransLink) -- Noosa Heads, QLD, Australia - Noosa News - 1st Feb 2016

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