WRITTEN BY: ALWYN BRICE | 01/09/2016
Sydney airport has just unveiled Australia’s first electric airport bus.
The vehicle represents a part of a total A$5m investment in environmentally-friendly ground transport technology.
The Electric Blu bus is, in fact the first of a fleet of six electric buses to be operational by the end of this year: they will be replacing the airport’s existing diesel bus fleet, which service the shuttle route between the T2/T3 terminal precinct and the Blu Emu Car Park.
The fleet of Blu Emu electric buses will deliver carbon emission reductions of approximately 160 tonnes per year and improve local air quality thanks to zero tailpipe emissions. The fleet will also lower external noise levels, reduce waste fluids to zero and decrease the amount of toxic material that is generated during servicing.
news cited from magazine.groundhandling.com.