BYD Applauds California's Move to Zero Emission Airport Shuttles
BYD (Build Your Dreams), a pioneer in battery-electric technology, applauds the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for adopting the Innovative Zero-Emission Airport Shuttle Bus regulation (ASB), requiring all airport shuttles to be zero emission by Dec. 31, 2035.
"With their defined routes, airport shuttles are a natural next step for transportation electrification," said BYD North America President Stella Li. "Thank you to the California Air Resources Board and Governor Newsom for your leadership. BYD strongly supports the transitioning of California's airport shuttle bus fleets to zero-emission by 2035 and stands ready to do its part to make that transition a reality."
To date, BYD has three airport projects across the country for zero emission buses – Kansas City International Airport, Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, and, with deliveries beginning later this year, Los Angeles International Airport.
This rule is a win for the state's residents. The health benefits of this new rule are undeniable – a reduction of 138 tons of nitrogen oxides and a 90% reduction in greenhouse gases. This rule will also help reduce noise at airports.
The rule will also send a critical signal to the market that zero-emission buses in all sectors are here to stay, which will in turn drive technology transfer and investment in the truck sector.
In order to meet the state's ambitious deadlines, California must continue to provide funding for the multiple incentive programs currently available to reduce or eliminate upfront incremental costs of zero emission buses and corresponding infrastructure. Those programs include the Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Program, Low Carbon Transit Operation Program, Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program, utility investments and other programs.
BYD has partnered with Generate Capital for an electric bus leasing program that allocated $200 million to accelerate adoption of private and public sector electric buses. This leasing program provides agencies with another option beyond normal government financing used for infrastructure and other capital improvements.
The Official Sponsor of Mother Nature™, BYD, which stands for Build Your Dreams, is the world's leading electric vehicle company with proven innovative technology for cars, buses, trucks, forklifts, and rail systems – like SkyRail. BYD is dedicated to creating a truly zero-emission ecosystem offering technology for solar electricity generation, energy storage to save that electricity, and battery electric vehicles powered by that clean energy. BYD has 240,000 employees across the globe, including nearly 1,000 in North America. For more information, please visit en.byd.com.