According to Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL), the Indira Gandhi International Airport has chosen to phase in electric vehicles (EVs) on the airside as part of the Green Transportation Program. Delhi airport to replace its vehicles with EVs.
The announcement of the Green Transportation Program’s deployment in the Indira Gandhi International Airport and its environs coincides with World Environment Day.
DIAL has opted to phase in the introduction of electric vehicles (EVs) on the airside as part of its Green Transportation Program. In the first phase, DIAL will introduce 62 electric cars for its airside activities, resulting in an annual reduction of 1,000 tonnes of GHG emissions. According to the DIAL announcement, these cars will be introduced within 3-4 months.
To address the needs of these vehicles and other airport stakeholders, DIAL will also establish high-voltage and fast-charging stations in strategic areas.
DIAL has worked with Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) to make essential improvements to EVs to install airport-specific equipment as part of this program and is working closely with airport stakeholders to promote EV adoption.
“DIAL has set an objective to make Delhi Airport a Net Zero Carbon Emission Airport by 2030, and is consistently working to attain this goal,” stated Videh Kumar Jaipuriar, CEO of DIAL. We intend to gradually phase out all gasoline and diesel light cars from Delhi Airport and replace them with electric vehicles. Electric vehicles are being used to manage airport operations, which is a step forward. It is a first-of-its-kind program to ensure a clean transportation environment at any Indian airport. When combined with proper ground support technology and infrastructure, electric mobility is a viable option for decreasing automotive emissions at the airport.”
“DIAL is also planning to source 100% of its electricity from renewable sources,” he continued. As a result, the electricity utilised to charge these vehicles will be emission-free as well.”
Currently, DIAL has made electric buses available for passenger transportation from Terminal 3 to the Passenger Transport Centre (PTC) building. These buses run every 20 minutes between these two destinations, ferrying passengers.
Energy efficiency and conservation, green buildings and infrastructure, renewable energy utilisation, and operational excellence programs with airlines and stakeholders are among DIAL’s other endeavors to achieve a “Net Zero Carbon Emission Airport” (NZCEA) by 2030.
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