Navya driverless buses to be made in South Australia
We look forward to helping Navya to establish and operate in this fast growing, future mobility sector in our region.
Navya and the South Australian government have agreed to manufacture vehicles for the Asia Pacific market in Adelaide.
It’s been a big week for public transport moves in South Australia, with this announcement coming the week after one for a hydrogen-powered bus trial.
In announcing the deal, Jay Weatherill, the Premier of South Australia, revealed that it had been in discussion for quite some time.
“Investment Attraction South Australia, is the South Australia’s Government’s investment agency and it has been working to bring Navya to the region for over twelve months. We look forward to helping Navya to establish and operate in this fast growing, future mobility sector in our region.”
Other than the signing of the agreement, there are no details as yet regarding the size of the plant or the number of vehicles to be produced.
“The Australian government’s enthusiasm for automated vehicle technology and innovation and our need to make our smart mobility solutions readily available to customers in this part of the world has pushed us to explore the possibilities for expansion in the region.”
“For us, it is a natural progression in our growth strategy and we are delighted to have been able to lay the groundwork of a partnership agreement with the Government of South Australia,” said Christophe Sapet, the Navya CEO.