Trials of an electric airside bus are underway at Bristol Airport as part of the English hub’s efforts to reduce airport operating emissions
The bus being trialled at Bristol is a fully-electric vehicle supplied by Germany’s Cobus Industries. It has a 110 passenger-capacity and the latest safety and comfort features, according to the airport. It will operate between the terminal building and aircraft and the benefits of operating a fully electric vehicle will be tested and compared to those of Bristol’s non-electric fleet.
In August Bristol Airport announced plans to be net zero by 2030. James Shearman, head of sustainability at the airport, said: “We are committed to embedding sustainability principles into the way we work every day, the way we develop and the way we collaborate.
“We are delighted to be working with Cobus Industries in helping deliver our sustainability targets and reducing airport emissions. This is only one project we are working on to achieve being a net zero airport operation.”
Later this year the airport will achieve carbon neutrality for its own operations, four years ahead of its target.