JFK, LaGuardia, Newark Move to Deploy Electric Bus Fleet

By Paul Riegler on 27 December 2018
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John F. Kennedy International Airport from the air

John F. Kennedy International Airport from the air

New York’s three airports – John F. Kennedy International, LaGuardia, and Newark Liberty International – are in the process of deploying electric buses to replace vehicles in their diesel-powered bus fleet.

“We are continuing our commitment to reduce the agency’s carbon footprint,” said Port Authority Executive Director Rick Cotton.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said late Thursday that it has introduced six 18-battery Catalyst E2 electric buses into the JFK bus fleet and will add six at both LaGuardia and Newark in 2019. The buses are being used for the airports’ shuttle-bus fleets.

The 40’ (12.2-meter) zero-emission bus seats 40 passengers with a total passenger capacity of 77.  It has a carbon-fiber-reinforced composite body and 30% fewer parts than a traditional transit bus.

“This deployment represents one of the largest commitments to zero-emission vehicles of any airport authority in the U.S.,” said the manufacturer of the buses, Proterra.

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