MONIQUE FORD / Things
The Wellington Bus Company has seen a 10 percent reduction in fuel consumption in a six-week trial to reduce emissions from its diesel engines. (File photo)
A. Six-week trial by Wellington Bus Company Fuel consumption has been reduced by 10% to reduce the emissions of its diesel engines.
There are plans to install three more units in the coming months.
TransDev, the operator of Mana Newlands Coach Services, began testing new Australian fuel technology using hydrogen on one of its existing diesel buses in May.
“We are very pleased with the savings in fuel and expected emissions,” said Greg Pollock, managing director of TransDev.
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He said the company was working with HYDI to achieve the “best effect”, while also testing its own independent emissions.
“The initial results of our Wellington fleet are excellent and we are working with an independent company to verify real emissions savings.”
The company has pledged to reduce its carbon footprint by 30% by 2030, with a net zero target by 2050.
Mana Newlands Coach Services operates routes 52, 56, 57, 58, 60 and 60e in Wellington.