Campaigning For A Faster Transition To Electric Buses In The Wellington Region
Re-Volt was formed in May 2018 by concerned residents to urge the GWRC (Greater Wellington Regional Council) to remove all currently in service old diesel buses and replace them with battery powered electric ones. Wellington originally had a fleet of 119 quiet and pollution free electric trolley buses, the last 60 removed in October 2017, all now replaced with diesel buses. Wellington is the only city in the world to replace emissions-free public transport with diesel buses since the Paris Climate Accord.
Concern over climate change is obviously not a GWRC priority.