Delhi airport to switch to e-vehicles in phases

Published on Jun 07, 2022 02:39 AM IST
In the first phase, as many as 62 e-vehicles will be launched, said Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL).
Delhi's IGI Airport. (Sanjeev Verma/HT Archive)
Delhi's IGI Airport. (Sanjeev Verma/HT Archive)
By, New Delhi

The Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL), which operates and manages the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA), is set to introduce electric vehicles (EVs) on the airside in a phased manner. The airport operator as part of the Green Transportation Program is looking at a swift transition to green mobility, thereby reducing greenhouse gas emissions and enabling the Delhi Airport to become a “Net Zero Carbon Emission Airport” by 2030.

“In the first phase, DIAL will launch 62 electric vehicles for its airside operations, which will help in reducing approximately 1,000 tons of GHG emissions annually. These vehicles would be inducted within 3-4 months,” DIAL said.

DIAL will also install high voltage and fast-charging stations at planned locations to meet the requirement of these vehicles and other airport stakeholders. “Under this programme, DIAL has worked with original equipment manufacturers to install airport-specific equipment in EVs,” CEO Videh Kumar Jaipuriar said.

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