Go West doubles down on electric achievement

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Go West has unveiled its second zero emissions electric coach in Western Australia, ready to improve emission outcomes for resource sector FMG’s operations in the Pilbara.

Following the launch of Go West’s first electric coach in February 2023, which is used to transport employees to and from South32 Worsley Alumina, the second EV fleet addition will help clock up greener kilometres even faster.

Go West General Manager Brad Bunce said the electric coaches provide more sustainable transport to mine sites.

“Getting people to and from where they need to go is a logistics and network planning outcome – doing it with a more sustainable vehicle is an environmental achievement.

“We’re proud to partner with FMG to deliver a resource sector fleet solution that showcases the benefits of deploying electric coaches in the industry,” he said.

Mr Bunce said the decision to move people between mine sites on a zero emission bus is one of the fastest ways to decarbonise operational performance.

“By taking people from A to B on an electric coach or zero emission bus, we eliminate emissions and provide not just a better environmental outcome, but a cleaner, smoother ride for passengers,” he said.

The Yutong D7E will be the first 27 seater electric mini coach to operate in the Pilbara and will transport employees from camp to site on a 30km return trip, twice a day. It also marks a milestone in the 27-seat class range, proudly becoming Australia’s first registered and operated.

Set to pioneer more sustainable mine site transport solutions, the new mini-coach is undergoing modifications in Perth prior to its departure, to make it mine-site compliant, specifically for FMG’s requirements.

Bunce said leveraging the group’s global knowledge alongside client collaboration remained key to achieving environmental objectives.

“We harness our global intelligence to deploy local solutions that reduce the carbon footprint of our client’s operations in the community.

“Zero emission buses will remain a driving force in achieving more sustainable benchmarks, especially in the resource sector,” he said.

About Go West  

Go West Tours is Australia’s premier provider of integrated transport solutions, providing charter, self-drive and mechanical services to the resource, tourism, government and education sectors. Go West provided 9.2 million customer journeys in 2023, delivering safe, reliable and sustainable transport. With offices strategically located across Western Australia to support the mining and education sector landscape, and as part of Transit Systems, Go West contributes to Australia’s leading mass transit operations. With extensive zero-emission bus fleet and electrified bus depots knowledge and experience, Go West remains a transport partner of choice when moving people to places they need and want to go.



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