Electric passenger buses in 2019
As of March 2019, the passenger buses at Brussels Airport will be replaced by brand new e-buses. To allow for testing and training the drivers, the first buses will arrive at the airport in January and February.
The spanking new buses provide passengers with the same comfort they experience in the terminal buildings and have a lower environmental impact. They emit no CO2 and are almost silent. Once on board, passengers can enjoy free WiFi, use USB ports and consult digital on-board communication. Flight information and safety instructions are already available during the bus ride!
The new buses are built by the Chinese company Build Your Dream (BYD). The components are developed mainly in China, whereas the assembly is done in Hungary. The finishing of the first buses is under way and we expect the first delivery in December 2018. The equipment, the WiFi and other features will be tested thoroughly before the buses are put into service in March 2019 for taking passengers from the gate to their plane or vice versa.
The charging infrastructure for this project is co-financed by the Connecting Europe Facility of the European Union via BENEFIC.