Tag: Electric vehicles

Cebu Pacific makes headway in its electric vehicles programme

Cebu Pacific (CEB) is commissioning a demonstration run for an electric baggage tractor and charging station as a part of its ongoing electric vehicles (EV) transition programme. Baggage tractors are essential equipment used by airlines for towing carts and dollies in their ramp operations. CEB o...

Groupe ADP and AFKLMP Cargo test OROK’s autonomous electric vehicles

Since August 2021, Groupe ADP and Air France KLM Martinair Cargo have been testing at Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport an airside cargo transport solution, with an autonomous electric vehicle from French startup OROK. The goal of this experiment is to optimise, secure and decarbonise ground operat...

Oshkosh Airport Products and Pierce Introduce the Volterra Platform of Electric Vehicles

Oshkosh Corporation Fire & Emergency segment, including Oshkosh Airport Products, Pierce Manufacturing, and Frontline Communications, announced today it has introduced the Volterra platform of electric vehicles for the fire and emergency market. In recent years, airports worldwide have made ...

Hong Kong Airport commits to fourfold increase in electric cars by 2030

Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) has announced it will be quadrupling the number of electric vehicles in use at Hong Kong Airport by 2030, as part of a Climate Group global initiative. The Hong Kong government body, which is responsible for operations at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), c...

Bristol Airport gives drivers more spark with new EV charging zone

Bristol Airport has switched on the power for electric vehicle (EV) drivers with the installation of a ten-bay charging zone, along with the capability to extend in the future. The charge points are located in the airport’s new multi-storey car park. The installations are the first in a progra...

London Luton Airport trials reduced drop-off charge for electric vehicles

London Luton Airport (LLA) has begun a new trial which will see drivers of electric vehicles (EVs) benefit from reduced drop-off and pick-up charges. The trial forms part of the airport’s efforts to encourage the use of sustainable methods of transport. It will run from 1st August until 30th S...

Vienna Airport and Wien Energie unveil new technology enabling rapid charging of electric vehicles

The Viennese utility company Wien Energie has announced they are testing the world’s first electric charging station applying the Chakratec flywheel energy storage technology, in collaboration with Vienna Airport. The flywheel charging system is able to ramp up the network connection output fr...

NAS Uganda launches eco-friendly vehicles at Entebbe airport

National Aviation Services (NAS) Uganda - formerly Entebbe Handling Services Limited (ENHAS) - has introduced electric forklifts and tractors into its operations in the country. The 12 electric vehicles were launched by Ayub SOOMA, director of airports of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Uganda ...

PulseTech introduces new SolarPulse battery chargers

PulseTech’s says its most popular SolarPulse Battery Chargers (SP-2, SP-5 and SP-10) have been replaced with more efficient versions that offer increased wattage to charge, maintain and desulfate lead-acid batteries in vehicles and equipment stored outside. The company says electric vehicles of...

Vancouver International Airport begins $278 million project

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) has begun construction of its new parking structure and ground support transportation centre, which will cost an estimated $278 million. According to sources, the project is scheduled for completion in 2021 and the parking facility - Parkade - will be across s...

Aena to use solar power and electric vehicles at 20 Spanish airports

Aena has announced it is investing around €250 million to install solar power plants at 20 airports in Spain, to reduce electricity bills and slash carbon emissions. In addition, Aena have revealed it will be replacing its ground handling vehicles with electric vehicles (EVs) by 2025, installing ...

Panus’ new $8 million facility for electric ground support vehicles

Panus Assembly, owner of the Bliss-Fox brand, has begun construction on its new factory for electric Ground Support Equipment (GSE), in Chonburi, Thailand. The new Panus facility will be used for manufacturing E-GSE and electric-vehicles, including aircraft towing tractors and other conventional e-...

Glasgow Airport’s new £200,000 green vehicle fleet is flying hybrid

Glasgow Airport has invested more than £200,000 to introduce an eight-strong fleet of petrol/electric plug-in hybrid vehicles to its operations. The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 4x4 vehicles will be deployed across the airport’s security, engineering and airfield operations teams. A number of cha...

Brussels Airport introduces e-buses to transport passengers to their gate

Brussels Airport has introduced new e-buses which will be used to transport passengers between their gate and the plane. Starting from 1 March 2019, most buses carrying passengers to and from the aircraft at Brussels Airport will be powered by electricity. These buses are built by the European branc...

Birmingham Airport awarded £1.4 million investment for electric buses

Birmingham airport has been awarded £1.4 million from the Ultra Low Emission Bus Scheme, which is administered by the Department for Transport and the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV), for purchasing electric buses and installing a dedicated bus charging infrastructure. The funding, announc...

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