BYD Ready to Help Airports Go Green
BYD, which is already working with three major airports on zero emission transportation, will have a booth at the conference, which is hosted by the American Association of Airport Executives and the City of Chicago Department of Aviation. John Hatch, BYD Regional Sales Manager, Southeast, will be on hand to answer questions.
"With their defined routes, airport shuttles are a natural next step for transportation electrification,"
Airports Going Green (AGG) is the aviation industry's leading forum on sustainability. Since its inception, AGG has enjoyed international recognition from airports, airlines, industry associations, and government agencies.
Three airport projects across the country feature BYD's zero-emission buses:
- Kansas City International Airport, which has four 30-foot BYD battery-electric K7s,
- Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, which operates two 40-foot K9Ms,
- And, BYD's largest airport customer to date, Los Angeles World Airports, which ordered 20 of BYD's 60-foot articulated K11Ms.
States and cities are adopting regulations and plans to help their airports go green. For example, Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport has adopted a sustainability plan with the goal of becoming the "world's greenest airport." In June, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) adopted the Innovative Zero-Emission Airport Shuttle Bus regulation (ASB), requiring all airport shuttles in the state to be zero emission by Dec. 31, 2035.
The AGG conference takes place at The Westin Chicago River North, 320 North Dearborn Street, Chicago, Ill.
The Official Sponsor of Mother Nature™, BYD, which stands for Build Your Dreams, is the world's leading electric vehicle company with proven innovative technology for cars, buses, trucks, forklifts, and rail systems – like SkyRail. BYD is dedicated to creating a truly zero-emission ecosystem offering technology for solar electricity generation, energy storage to save that electricity, and battery electric vehicles powered by that clean energy. BYD has 220,000 employees across the globe, including nearly 1,000 in North America. For more information, please visit www.BYD.com.
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