Tallinn Airport, Estonia, has introduced three electric cars into its fleet as part of its carbon reduction efforts.
The Dacia Spring EVs will be used by employees and aim to replace the existing small vehicles, which consume around 2,500 liters of fuel per car per year.
“Last year, we started using the first electric scooters to move around in the territory of the airport and they were quickly and warmly welcomed by staff. To allow our staff to use green transportation to service aircraft during the winter, we decided to purchase the first electric cars.” said Indrek Nõlvak, a member of the management board of Tallinn Airport.
The airport has revealed that it believes that the introduction of these electric cars will reduce its overall emissions by more than 17,000kg. City Motors, a local supplier, delivered the vehicles to the airport.
Jüri-Bruno Asari, a member of the management board of City Motors, added, “In today’s world, movement is an essential part of our daily lives, whether you’re traveling by plane to a distant foreign country or driving from point A to point B when taking care of your daily business. The decision of Tallinn Airport to start using Dacia Spring electric cars for aircraft servicing makes it possible to do it in an environmentally friendly and much more cost-effective way than with vehicles with internal combustion engines.”
The airport has a goal to “ensure the sustainable and responsible operation of the airports belonging to the group and the provision of high-quality services, while preserving the natural environment and reducing air emissions”. Tallinn Airport aims to be a carbon neutral airport by 2030.
Source: Tallinn Airport