Labor’s electric campaign bus runs out of battery just days before NSW state election
- Labor NSW campaign bus was out of service on Tuesday
- There was a ‘charging problem’ of the electric bus
The Labor bus has run out of battery on one of the last days of the election campaign.
The bus hit the road from Warragamba Dam in south-west Sydney on Tuesday morning with the media and Labor staff on board.
It is understood that the bus battery ran out of charge on the way back to Camden for a drive down the street.
Labor’s Chris Minns laughs at an election campaign failure when his electric bus ran out of charge on the highway (pictured)
A Labor Party source told NCA NewsWire the bus did not break down, but the passengers were transferred to another bus “just to be safe” after a “problem with the load”.
Labor leader Chris Minns had no qualms about boasting about the Australian-made 12.5-metre bus at the start of his run for office, particularly the status of ‘all-electric’ buses.
Reporters and staff were rushed to a new bus at 11:30 a.m. to ensure they kept their next scheduled appearance.
Prime Minister Dominic Perrottett was asked about his reaction to the Labor campaign bus losing power and whether that was a reflection of the lack of charging ports for electric vehicles.
Instead, the Premier dealt a blow to his opponent.
“It’s no surprise that Labour’s bus broke down, just as their budget collapsed yesterday,” he said.
More to come.