Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport plans to use a zero-emissions electric bus fleet for transferring passengers between terminals from July 2014.
The airport has ordered 35 new “BYD ebus” electric buses for this purpose from Chinese auto manufacturer BYD. The electric buses will replace the conventionally powered buses used by the airport at present.
The all-aluminum frame electric buses will use BYD manufactured Iron-Phosphate fire-safe and non-polluting batteries, in-wheel hub motors and regenerative braking. The batteries do not use any toxic components and can therefore be safely recycled or disposed.
BYD ebus has a maximum range of 155 miles on a full charge and can be recharged in 5 hours.