Adelaide Airport has announced plans for an all-electric bus fleet, which may be introduced as early as 2021.
The new buses will be used for both the land- and air-side sections of the airport and will help it meet its sustainability targets. If everything goes to plan, Adelaide Airport could also be the first airport in Australia to adopt an all-electric bus fleet.
Leading Australian airport transit business SkyBus, the recently appointed operator of the airport’s shuttle bus network, will assist with the transition to electric power.
The buses themselves will come from Adelaide-based specialist Precision Buses, which reportedly brought to market the first Australian operational electric urban bus.
“The ability to engage a leading operator and local industry to provide a sustainable transport solution for both airside and landside buses is an excellent outcome for all of our stakeholders,” said Brenton Cox, executive general manager for finance and corporate at Adelaide Airport.