Kansas City International Airport received four battery-electric 30-ft long buses from BYD Motor Inc

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10 November 2017

Kansas City International Airport (MCI), MO, has received a delivery of four battery-electric 30-ft long buses from manufacturer BYD Motor Inc. The first electric buses for airport passenger service in the US will serve as shuttle buses between the parking lots and airport terminal. BYD customised the buses for MCI to include luggage racks for passenger use. The company built the four zero-emission, battery-electric buses at its coach and bus manufacturing facility in Lancaster, CA, after Kansas City Council approved the order in November 2016. Pat Klein, Kansas City’s director of aviation, said: “The Kansas City Aviation Department has long been at the forefront in implementing the latest in environmentally friendly programmes and vehicles. In 1997, we deployed a fleet of the first compressed natural gas mass transit vehicles in regular use in Kansas City. We are one-upping that milestone by purchasing these electric buses to further lessen fleet emissions.”

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