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Glasgow Airport first in UK to switch official car park shuttles to all-electric operation

Glasgow Airport has become the first in the UK to switch its official car park shuttles to all-electric operation.

The airport has switched its long stay car park shuttle to zero-emission electric mobility with the introduction of three BYD ADL Enviro200EV battery buses.

The buses are operated by NCP on behalf of the airport and replace three existing diesel buses.

The 100 per cent emissions-free, pure-electric buses and the charging infrastructure have been supplied by Alexander Dennis and its partner BYD. Their introduction has been supported by Transport Scotland with a £450,000 Green Bus Fund grant.

The BYD ADL Enviro200EV for Glasgow Airport combine BYD’s reliable electric driveline and battery technology with Alexander Dennis bodies adapted to the requirements of airport operation. 10.8m long and fitted with two doors, the buses have generous three-tier luggage racking in addition to 23 seats. A wheelchair space is provided opposite the rear doors.

Charging infrastructure for the buses has been installed at their operating base in the airport’s long stay car park. Alexander Dennis, BYD and the partnership’s utilities partner conducted a site survey to ensure that the installation and commissioning process was smooth and quick.