Pos Aviation evaluating use of EVs at KLIA

Pos Aviation, a Pos Malaysia subsidiary involved in airport ground handling services, is carrying out a proof-of-concept (POC) trial of electric vehicles. The trial at Kuala Lumpur International Airport Terminals 1 & 2 is a pioneering initiative which demonstrates the company’s commitment to reducing its environmental impact and enhancing operational efficiency.

For the POC trial, the Hangcha Aviation Tractor is being tested in actual airport operating conditions. The primary objective is to assess the viability and advantages of transitioning from Pos Aviation’s existing fleet of over 60 diesel-powered tractors to environmentally-friendly EVs.

Hangcha Aviation EV Tractor
Hangcha Aviation EV Tractor

Besides significantly reducing its carbon footprint, Pos Aviation expects the use of EVs to lower maintenance costs while achieving higher energy efficiency, ultimately enabling substantial operational savings. These savings will be directed towards advancing sustainability initiatives and environmental conservation efforts.

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One of the diesel-powered vehicles in Pos Aviation’s fleet.

The POC trial will be conducted throughout November, during which time comprehensive data will be meticulously collected and analysed to evaluate the performance, efficiency, and environmental benefits of the EV tractor.

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Pos Malaysia is switching to EVs for its fleet to reduce its carbon footprint.

Should the trial yield positive outcomes, Pos Aviation is committed to transitioning its entire fleet to EVs. Pos Aviation envisions an ambitious roadmap that involves the widespread deployment of EVs across various facets of its operations, encompassing baggage and cargo handling, as well as maintenance services.

EV charging points now available at selected Pos Malaysia outlets

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