Oslo airport taking electric buses

Written by: Alwyn Brice |
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Oslo airport is to take delivery of eight VDL articulated electric buses.

The order will contribute to the further electrification of the airport, which is already one of Europe’s leading airports in terms of strict environmental requirements. Avinor aims to halve the total greenhouse gas emissions it can control by 2022, as compared with 2012. These buses will begin to operate in 2020.

Each electric bus will be equipped with a 216 kWh battery system. Charging operations will be executed both overnight in the depot and at the gate, through a 300 kW rapid charger. Heliox will take responsibility for the charging infrastructures.

In the specific shuttlebus application, additional attention will be focused on the climate system and maintaining a comfortable temperature for the passengers, particularly during the winter period. Thanks to smart energy management with strategic charging sessions, even in extreme weather conditions, passenger comfort and vehicle availability will be guaranteed, VDL claims.

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