Chronicle Live - Daniel Hall

The airport was the first in the UK to operate a fully electric airside bus and it has now added a second to replace outgoing diesel models

Newcastle Airport has introduced its second airside bus to take passengers between the terminal and aircrafts, as the airport aims to become net zero by 2035.

In 2020, the airport became the first in the UK to operate a fully electric airside bus. The new vehicle, a Yutong ABe14 electric bus, supplied by Pelican Bus and Coach, replaces an existing diesel bus and could save up to four tonnes of Carbon Dioxide per year.

The electric bus could go up to three weeks between charges and is part of a fleet of electric vehicle that the airport plans to introduce over the next 13 years.

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