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NSLHD welcomes first set of electric fleet vehicles

Ten new electric vehicles (EVs) have been introduced to Macquarie Hospital’s passenger vehicle fleet as part of the district’s ongoing planetary health efforts.

The NSW Government has committed to electrifying its passenger vehicle fleet by 2030, with an interim target of 50 per cent EV procurement by 2026. 

This target is supported in the new NSLHD Planetary Health Framework 2024-2027 as the district works towards net zero by 2035.

The cars will replace existing vehicles in Primary and Community Health (PACH) and Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Services (MHDA) currently operating out of the hospital and visiting patients in their homes or care centres.

The 10 new Kia Nero EVs have a range of up to 460 kilometres with a full charge and charging stations are onsite across three different locations on the campus.

NSLHD Director of Asset Management James Sue said the new vehicles mark a significant milestone for the district.

“It is very pleasing to have 10 brand new EVs as part of our fleet here at Northern Sydney,” he said.

“We are proud to be playing our part in working towards net zero in emissions we can impact.

“I’d like to thank everyone involved in helping us transition our fleet vehicles.”

The district has been transitioning all passenger fleet vehicles to hybrid and EV models and has ordered a further 102 hybrid vehicles. 

Once the new cars arrive, 59 per cent of NSLHD’s total fleet will be hybrid or electric, marking significant progress for the district.

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