Mangaluru International Airport inducts two more EVs; takes tally for FY 2022-23 to 6
Move will help meet CO2 Neutrality Goal by 2029
Mangaluru, March 18, 2023: Mangaluru International Airport (MIA) has added two more electric vehicles (EVs) to its fleet as part of its sustainability goals.
MIA started its transition towards sustainability in August 2022, procuring two EVs for its daily operations, and has since added four more.
Out of the six EVs, five are regular sub-compact crossover SUVs, while the sixth is an SUV that has been modified for use as a ‘Follow Me’ or ‘Apron Control’ vehicle on the airside. The recent addition of two more EVs has enabled MIA to exceed its target of converting 35% of fossil fuel-driven vehicles to EVs during the current fiscal year.
MIA spokesperson commented on the recent developments, stating that “with the recent addition of two more EVs, MIA has not only completed its planned transition from fossil-fuel to EVs for FY23, but gone beyond.”
The designated user departments at MIA use the ‘green vehicles’ for their daily operational needs, powered by a dedicated EV charging station on the landside in the parking island.
Switching to EVs can aid in reducing carbon emissions and minimizing the airport’s carbon footprint. Most importantly, the induction of EVs aligns with MIA’s objective to attain carbon neutrality by 2029.