Dublin Airport Reveals Low Emission Vehicles Plan
Dublin Airport has announced that it intends to convert its fleet of vehicles into a fleet of low emission vehicles (LEVs) over the next five years.
The plan is part of the airport's overall sustainability strategy, which includes targets based around carbon, energy, waste, water and the fleet of vehicles used on the airport campus.
Some areas of the airport's operation require specialist four-wheel drive vehicles. A recently developed plug-in Hybrid replacement for four-wheel drives that were traditionally powered by two-litre diesel engines has allowed the airport to convert vehicles across its operation.
"Another Great Step" Towards Achieving Sustainability Targets
In a statement on Dublin Airport's website, the airport's managing director, Vincent Harrison, said, "Our licence to grow Dublin Airport is predicated on operating in a sustainable manner, and we take our responsibilities in this regard very seriously.
"Using low-emission vehicles is another great step in achieving our sustainability targets and being an exemplar to other airports and organisations in Ireland and across the world. Our fleet management team continually monitors the developing LEV market to identify appropriate vehicles that can replace existing vehicles in line with our vehicle maintenance strategies."
To date, approximately 20% of the airport's vehicle fleet has been upgraded to LEVs, and a further 5% are Hybrid vehicles.
The airport is also aiming to convert its bus operations to a low emission vehicle fleet by 2022. Trials of electric buses took place on the campus earlier this year in association with Aircoach.
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