Munich Airport has received funding support totalling almost 24 million euros from Volker Wissing, Federal Minister for Digital and Transport. These funds will go towards the purchase of up to 72 electrically powered passenger buses, including the necessary associated charging infrastructure.
The funding notification was handed over to Helmut Ehrnstraßer, Managing Director of AeroGround, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Munich Airport (FMG – Flughafen München GmbH) and is responsible for ground handling and passenger transport at the airport. The buses are low-floor articulated and low-floor solo buses that can be used for transporting passengers and crew at Munich Airport.
The deployment of the new electric buses will make an important contribution towards the airport’s goal of becoming CO2-neutral. This target is to be achieved at Munich Airport by 2030 at the latest. “Electric mobility is an essential part of our toolbox that we use to reduce CO2 emissions. That is why we are very pleased to receive this funding, which we also see as recognition and incentive for our efforts in climate protection,” explained Jost Lammers, CEO of Flughafen München GmbH. Helmut Ehrnstraßer adds:
“We aim to convert our bus fleet completely to electric power by 2025 and will invest a total of up to €60 million to do so – regardless of any subsidies. We have already achieved a share of almost 40 percent of electrically powered vehicles in our fleet in relation to all of AeroGround’s operational vehicles.”