14 OCTOBER 2019


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Article from BTNews 14 OCTOBER 2019

All-electric buses for Glasgow Airport

Glasgow has become the first UK airport to introduce zero-emission electric buses to its car park operation.

The three-strong fleet, built in Scotland by Alexander Dennis (ADL), will replace diesel vehicles that shuttle to and from the long-stay facility.

Introduction of the BYD ADL Enviro200EV buses was made possible thanks to a £450,000 Green Bus Fund support grant from Transport Scotland.

Airport managing director Mark Johnston said: “These state-of-the-art vehicles will play an important role in our continued efforts to create a more sustainable business and contribute significantly to help to reduce our carbon emissions.

“Moving to full-electric buses cuts the carbon emissions associated with passenger travel to and from our car park from 143 tonnes a year to zero, a reduction further supported by the fact the airport’s electricity is also supplied via renewable energy.”

In a linked development, the airport earlier this year invested £200,000 to deploy eight petrol/electric plug-in vehicles across its airfield operations (BTN 11 March).

The launch of the airport’s new electric fleet coincided with Scotland’s Climate Week 2019, with events organised in schools, colleges and workplaces across the country to encourage people to take action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.




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