Glasgow Airport shuttle goes electric

16 October 2019

Glasgow Airport’s car park shuttle bus has gone electric with the introduction of three BYD ADL Enviro200EV battery buses.

The new buses have been supplied by Alexander Dennis and its partner BYD and replace three diesel vehicles. Their introduction has been supported by Transport Scotland with a £450,000 Green Bus Fund grant.

The new buses combine BYD’s reliable electric driveline and battery technology with Alexander Dennis bodies adapted to the requirements of airport operation and charging infrastructure for the buses has been installed at their operating base in the airport’s long stay car park.

Mark Johnston, Glasgow Airport’s Managing Director, said, “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.”