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Glasgow Airport Switch Electric with BYD ADL Enviro200EV Buses

Auto News - Published on Mon, 14 Oct 2019

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Alexander Dennis Limited and BYD Europe jointly announced that Glasgow Airport has switched its long stay car park shuttle to zero-emission electric mobility with the introduction of three BYD ADL Enviro200EV battery buses. BYD is a global leader in battery technology and electric bus manufacturing, while ADL is a subsidiary of leading independent global bus manufacturer NFI Group Inc. The investment makes Glasgow Airport the first in the UK to switch its official car park shuttles to all-electric operation. The buses are operated by NCP on behalf of the airport and replace three existing diesel buses. The 100% emissions-free, pure-electric buses and the charging infrastructure have been supplied by Alexander Dennis and its partner BYD. Their introduction has been supported by Transport Scotland with a £450,000 Green Bus Fund grant.

The BYD ADL Enviro200EV for Glasgow Airport combine BYD’s reliable electric driveline and battery technology with Alexander Dennis bodies adapted to the requirements of airport operation. 10.8m long and fitted with two doors, the buses have generous three-tier luggage racking in addition to 23 seats. A wheelchair space is provided opposite the rear doors.

Mr Mark Johnston, Glasgow Airport’s Managing Director, said that “We are proud to be the first airport in the UK to incorporate a full-electric bus fleet into our car park operation. These state-of-the-art vehicles will play an important role in supporting our continued efforts to create a more sustainable business and will contribute significantly to help further reduce carbon emissions locally at Glasgow Airport. The environmental benefits and considerable cost reductions associated with the introduction of these electric vehicles was very attractive. Moving to a full-electric bus operation cuts the carbon emissions associated with passenger travel to and from our car park from 143 tonnes per year to zero, and this significant reduction is further supported by the fact that the airport’s electricity is also supplied via renewable energy.”

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Posted By : Ratan Singh on Mon, 14 Oct 2019
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