View from Canberra – April 2022

Where are all the buses?

In the April edition of the View from Canberra, we discuss the economic vibrancy of Australia and take a look at some of the stats of industry, comparing where we were in 2019 and where we landed in 2021.
A few of the states/territories are coming up to some significant fleet replacement milestones and this should see increased demand for buses for the route and school sectors. The question is – how will all this fit with the future procurement of ZEB in this decade and through to 2050? The bus industry will likely experience market pressures to deliver what governments need right now and what they think they want to achieve their net zero visions. The BIC has been busy analysing a stack of data to give surety to our members on what those demands are likely to be.

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