Celebi India adds electric buses to its fleet of tarmac coaches at Delhi Airport
Ground handling company Celebi India has announced that it is rolling out electric buses to move passengers on the tarmac at Delhi airport. The company has purchased 12 air-conditioned electric buses from JBM which will be used to transport passengers between the terminal and the aircraft.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Murali Ramachandran, CEO of Celebi India said, “We are a responsible organization with a strong focus on sustainability as a main pillar of our operations. We welcome the government’s decision to reduce carbon emissions in the aviation sector. As part of this vision of sustainable aviation, we have already implemented solutions such as taxibots and deck-mounted equipment in the past. Now, with the addition of 12 made-in-India 100% electric and air-conditioned tarmac coaches, we are committing our support through accelerated efficiency measures, energy transition and innovation in the aviation sector and in sync with the government across the country.
The buses offer up to 200 km of range on a full charge with the on-board lithium-ion battery supporting fast charging. The buses also offer built-in ramps for wheelchair access and are equipped with CCTV monitoring.
Celebi has already introduced electric tugs in its ground fleet as well as robot taxis at Delhi airport to help reduce fuel consumption of ground vehicles as well as aircraft. The company says its Taxi Bots help reduce fuel consumption by 85% by towing narrow-body jets from the gate to the runway without the need to start the engines.