Swissport adds electric vehicles at Geneva and Basel airports

Swissport has taken delivery of electric vehicles at Geneva and Basel airports as it reduces CO2 emissions for ground operations.

The service provider has committed to CO2 reduction targets and net zero carbon emissions by 2025 in line with the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi) and it has added electric ground power units (eGPUs) and electric vans to help achieve its goals.

In Basel, the share of eGSE is set to increase to 49% by the end of this year thanks to the new eGPUs and investments in fleet modernisation.

At Swissport Geneva, where 53% of the fleet are already electric, the aim is to increase this number to 58% by the end of the year.

Bruno Stefani, CEO of Swissport Switzerland, Italy and France, said: “As a leading provider of airport ground services in Switzerland, Swissport is fully committed to reducing CO2 emissions. With the introduction of new electric vehicles, we are accelerating our transition to more sustainable operations. This investment not only strengthens our fleet, but also underscores our pivotal role in the ecological transformation of the airline industry.”

Swissport aims to have 55% electric vehicles in its global fleet by 2032 and reduce CO2 from its own operations by 42% compared to 2022 levels.

It will prioritise purchasing eGSE and only purchase fossil-fuelled models when no alternatives are available.

Over the next three years, 80% of GSE acquisitions and replacements will be electric and Swissport plans to invest over one billion euros in electric vehicles and equipment over the next decade.

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