‘Net Zero’ Project: Mangaluru Airport procures two electric vehicles
Mangaluru, July 12, 2022: Mangaluru International Airport which procured two Electric Vehicles (EVs) has carved a niche for itself among all AAHL airports in being the first airport to do so.
The airport has procured the vehicles in its endeavor to become carbon neutral by 2024 and go ‘net zero’ by 2029.
Each of the airports under AAHL are taking various sustainability initiatives and Mangaluru International Airport has chosen the EVs to make a statement of its commitment to green initiatives and thereby leave a green legacy for the future, a statement from the airport spokesperson stated.
The two SUVs will be used by the engineering and maintenance and the landside operations team at the airport for their routine work. The airport has plans to procure an electric bus or an SUV by end of this current fiscal.
Receiving the keys to the electric SUVs from the dealers at the airport on 12th July, the airport leadership team also outlined the plan to make two electrical charging stations operational in the parking area.
“Work on setting up the charging station is nearly complete. Stakeholders – internal and others will be allowed to access this facility,” the statement added.
The advantage of using the electric vehicles will help the airport reduce its carbon emission and thereby pare the carbon footprint that the facility generates. This switch to electric vehicles is part of larger plan drawn by the airport to convert all its fossil fuel driven vehicles to electric vehicles, wherever the electric vehicle option is available going forward, by March 2025.