Minister wants electrification of all NSW vehicles to overcome health concerns

Transport Minister Andrew Constance says he’s determined to see the electrification of all cars, buses and trucks in NSW in order to improve air quality amid public health concerns over the government’s expanding motorway network.

Mr Constance said he wanted to make health concerns over air quality from massive motorway projects like WestConnex a thing of the past by electrifying the entire Transport for NSW fleet and eventually all vehicles.

Mr Constance’s comments come as new research suggests health impacts and concerns over the government’s multi-billion-dollar transport projects are being glossed over during the critical planning stages.

Read the full story in the Sydney Morning Herald and the PHRP paper on transport infrastructure planning is here.