BYD has supplied an order for 30 ebuses from Brussels Airport Company at Zaventem Airport. BYD has a 10-year service support contract to ensure the ebus operations and has supplied 30 charging units.
The 30 electric buses have a length of 12m, three doors and are equipped with free wi-fi, USB ports and digital displays with the latest flight information.
“The electric bus project fits in with Brussels Airport’s ambition to drive down its carbon dioxide emissions by 40 per cent by 2030, compared to 2010,” says Arnaud Feist, CEO, Brussels Airport Company. “In addition to the fact that the new e-buses are silent and do not emit particulate matter or carbon dioxide, they also provide state-of art connectivity with free wi-fi and USB ports.”
Isbrand Ho, managing director, BYD Europe, adds: “Airport operators all over the world face immense pressure to reduce their carbon footprints. Within current technology little can be done about the emissions from the aircraft but now a serious impact can be made on the noxious outputs from ground service vehicles.
“In Europe, we have proved it in Schiphol and we believe that the experience there, and here in Zaventem, is a signpost for other major airports in Europe and further afield.”
BYD supplied 35 buses to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport in 2015 and has buses running in airports in Sydney, Kansas, Los Angeles, and Shenzhen, China.