Green Elephant at Munich airport

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The fleet of de-icing vehicles at Munich airport has been bolstered by a particularly powerful and environmentally friendly new vehicle.

Since the beginning of this week, the all-electric Elephant e-BETA from the Danish manufacturer Vestergaard has been in use at EFM, a company involved in de-icing and aircraft towing at Munich.

According to the manufacturer, the Elephant e-BETA is the first electric de-icing vehicle in the marketplace. The spray arms and nozzles, which are driven by electric motors, perform the de-icing of aircraft silently and effectively. At the heart of the vehicle is a generously dimensioned lithium-ion battery power pack that enables the electric de-icing of around ten to 15 aircraft. This allows the de-icing vehicle to complete about two to three hours of operation without needing to be recharged.


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Hello Goyo,
Thank you for your question.
This unit allow you to drive electrically, feel free to call me if you need more information.
Cheers
Hello Goyo,
Feel free to call me at any time if you would like more information about the e-BETA.
Cheers
10 to 15 aircraft de-icing capacity or two to three hours of operation: is this including driving around aircraft for correct deicing positioning ? Or a diesel engine is used for this? Thanks
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