The BYD electric buses have entered service the airport of Brussels. They are the first BYD ebuses of the 30 commissioned by the company that manages the Zaventem air terminal.

The vehicles have a length of 12 meters, three doors and offer free Wi-Fi on board, USB sockets and digital displays for flight information.

BYD has supplied 30 of its units for overnight recharging, as for the Amsterdam Schiphol Airport where a fleet of 35 BYD electric buses has been in operation since June 2015. At the time the 12-meter BYDs were the first pure electric buses to provide a transport service at an important airport.

Other BYD ebuses operate in the airports of Sydney (Australia), Kansas and Los Angeles (United States) and Shenzhen (China).

“The project of electric buses”, said Arnaud Feist, CEO of the Brussels airport company, “is part of the Brussels airport’s ambition to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 40% by 2030, compared to 2010 . “

“Airport operators all over the world face enormous pressure to reduce their carbon emissions,” said Isbrand Ho of BYD Europe. “With regard to current technology, little can be done with regard to aircraft emissions, but it can have a major impact on emissions from ground-based service vehicles – in Europe, we have demonstrated this to Schiphol and believe that the experience there, and here in Zaventem, is a signal for other major airports in Europe and elsewhere. BYD was chosen after a competitive European tender, and we are very pleased to have succeeded in Brussels, de facto capital of the European Union. is undoubtedly the world leader in the design, production and sale of pure full-size electric buses with over 50,000 ebuses manufactured. “