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We’re on a mission to create a transport future for Auckland that is cleaner, quieter and more comfortable for all.
A future where Grrr becomes Shhh as we replace diesel buses with electric.
Where electric ferries move across the Hauraki Gulf leaving behind nothing but their wake.
Where every train glides across our city powered by just clean, quiet electricity.
A future where everyone can move across Auckland with ease and without emissions. Mission Electric has already begun to build this future.
In partnership with NZ bus, we have future proofed Auckland transport with the opening of New Zealand’s first fully electric bus depot in Panmure.
This depot is home to 35 electric buses and apart of the total order of 152 e-buses. This depot will be the hub for charging these amazing electric buses overnight, so that they are ready to hit the road and get you where you need to go.
Not only is getting new electric buses on the road important, but ensuring there is enough infrastructure to keep them running. This is all a part of Auckland Transport's Mission Electric.
35 new electric buses in the Eastern Bays
Along with operator NZ Bus, we have introduced 35 new electric buses into service in the Eastern Bays. This is the biggest launch of zero emission buses in Auckland to date and is the next step in creating a more efficient and sustainable transport network.
The new electric fleet includes the 9 TāmakiLink buses, along with 26 buses on Eastern Bay routes 774, 775, and 762.
These new electric buses offer a quieter and more comfortable experience than the previous diesel vehicles.
The TāmakiLink is the easiest way to get to and from the Eastern Bays. It operates along Tāmaki Drive from Britomart through to these different areas:
- Spark Arena
- Okahu Bay
- Sea Life Kelly Tarlton's
- Mission Bay
- Kohimarama Beach
- St Heliers Bay
- and Glen Innes.
Goals we've achieved
We have already achieved a number of significant goals on our mission towards a fully electric fleet, with more to come.
- Auckland Council declared a climate emergency. In response, AT committed to helping significantly reduce carbon emissions by having a 100% electric fleet.
- The Climate Change Response Act came into action.
- We began working to turn our transport fleet electric.
- All 8 diesel buses on Waiheke Island were replaced with electric buses.
- 9 electric buses went live on the AirportLink service.
- The CityLink fleet introduced 12 fully electric buses.
- New Zealand's first hydrogen fuel cell bus was unveiled.
- The Hydrogen fuel cell electric bus trial began.
- 85% of Auckland's train network became electric.
- We began electrifying the Papakura to Pukekohe train line.
What's to come
Our entire bus fleet will become electric and hydrogen powered.
Auckland's first fully electric ferry will begin operating and hydrogen ferries will be introduced.
Trains will be electric all the way to Pukekohe in 2025, and eventually, the entire train network will be electric.