The future is electric

As operators bid to be ever more sustainable, electric buses are becoming an increasingly important part of the airport mix, reports Emma Kelly

The e.COBUS 2700 features LTO lithium-titanate batteries, making it suitable for temperatures ranging from -30° to 50°C

Airports across the globe are replacing their diesel buses with the latest electric technology, with even greater improvements in environmentally friendly technology promised by vehicle manufacturers in the future.

While the initial outlay for an electric bus is more than traditional diesel buses, airports are benefiting from reduced fuel and maintenance costs in addition to the environmental benefits, while passengers are welcoming the change.

Electric buses have become a familiar sight at airports throughout the United States as operators initiate wide-ranging sustainability measures, often encouraged to do so by government support such as the US Federal Aviation Administration’s Zero Emission Vehicle Funds.

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