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We want to create an efficient and sustainable transport network that helps Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland become a truly liveable city and region.
This means moving beyond our current carbon emitting trains, buses, and ferries, to a transport fleet that is cleaner, more comfortable, and ready for a zero-emissions future.
It's a big challenge that we have fully embraced. We call it Mission Electric, and it's already happening.
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.