Amsterdam Schiphol deploys 35 electric buses

IASA: Nachhaltige Luftfahrt - Sustainable Aviation

Amsterdam Schiphol, June 19, 2015: 35 electric buses started operating today at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to transport travelers from aircraft to gate. Each bus has its own charging point at the airport, making Schiphol the biggest charging station for electric buses in Europe.

Jos Nijhuis, Schiphol Group CEO & President, marked the occasion by connecting a bus at the charging point. ‘Schiphol aims to be one of the most sustainable airports in the world. In everything we do we try to be cleaner, smarter, more economical and more social.  It’s absolutely fantastic that the buses are charged via their own solar panels,’ said Nijhuis.

Special design: The buses were designed especially for and in collaboration with the airport. The buses have a smaller battery tailored for the required action radius at Schiphol, allowing for spacious seating and additional baggage space. This, together with a design focusing on materials, colors, seats, poles and wrist straps has resulted in a chic look and generous traveler comfort.

Check in to sustainability: Schiphol Group is planning for and investing in a sustainable future and is among the world’s greenest airports. Schiphol Group facilitates connections: connections between the Netherlands and the rest of the world and connections between people. Schiphol Group operates with respect for people, the environment and its neighbors, both through independent initiatives and in close cooperation with passengers and airport business partners.

Source: Schiphol Group