First batch to replace current fleet of fossil fuel-powered vehicles
The Mumbai International Airport Ltd (MIAL) announced that it has introduced its first batch of 45 electric vehicles (EVs) in Mumbai airport to replace its current fleet of fossil fuel-powered vehicles. As part of its Operational Net Zero aim, the airport plans to switch all of its combustion-powered vehicles to EVs by 2029, said MIAL. According to the spokesperson, “Switching to electric vehicles will help to reduce carbon emissions, thereby lowering the airport’s carbon footprint.”
In the forthcoming fiscal, the airport is considering deployment of 60 additional EVs, which includes ambulances, forward command post, security and airside operations and maintenance utility vehicles. “The remaining vehicles will be replaced in a phased-wise manner. Mumbai airport is also planning to engage with stakeholders operating at the airport to switch to EVs in support of the operational net zero by 2029 goal,” the spokesperson of MIAL said.
The airport recently commissioned 12 DC fast EV charging stations at many places including multi-level car parking (MLCP) at Terminal 1, P5-MLCP at Terminal 2, and airside. According to MIAL, this initiative will contribute in decreasing about 25% of the greenhouse gas emissions that stem from the combustion of fossil fuels in mobility.