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Bristol Airport trials electric airside bus

Bristol Airport is continuing its strategy of reducing airport operating emissions by trialling an electric airside bus.

Bristol Airport worked with COBUS Industries to supply the electric vehicle.   The bus, introduced on a trial basis, has the capacity to carry up to 110 customers and will operate between Bristol Airport’s terminal building and aircraft. The fully electric vehicle includes state-of-the-art features to maximise safety and comfort. The operating benefits of the bus will be studied and compared to the existing fleet.

Last month Bristol Airport announced its ambitious plan to become net zero by the year 2030.  The focus is on continual improvement, embracing new and innovative ways of working and ensuring a sustainable future for Bristol Airport and the region.

James Shearman, Head of Sustainability, Bristol Airport, said: “We are committed to embedding sustainability principles into the way we work every day, the way we develop and the way we collaborate. We are delighted to be working with COBUS Industries in helping deliver our sustainability targets and reducing airport emissions.  This is only one project we are working on to achieve being a Net Zero Airport operation by 2030.”

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