A new fully electric bus has come into operation at Aberdeen International Airport, where it will transfer passengers between the terminal and car parks.

The bus purchase is one of a number of projects being undertaken as part of Aberdeen International Airport’s sustainability strategy. Its owner, AGS Airports, aims to decarbonise all operations and infrastructure by the mid-2030s.

Passengers using the airport’s free 30-minute drop off at the Long Stay Car Park will be able to use the zero-emission 22-seater EMV e-Cityline bus for free. It is one of two electric buses which will be delivered to Aberdeen International. It is estimated that around 30 tCO2e in emissions could be prevented through use of the new vehicles.

Jemma Cummings, head of travel services and commercial products at Aberdeen International Airport, said: “These new state-of-the-art electric vehicles play an important role in supporting our continued commitment to create a more sustainable business and contribute significantly to further reducing carbon emissions locally at the airport.

“By moving to a full-electric bus operation serving our car parks, we reduced the carbon emissions associated and this significant reduction is further supported by the fact that the airport’s electricity is supplied via renewable energy.”

Batteries can be charged in a matter of hours for the vehicle’s near-silent operation. Charging stations for the new vehicles have been installed at the airport.

Images: AGS Airports