BYD says it has helped Amsterdam Schiphol Airport achieve part of its sustainability goals by supplying Europe's "largest, pure electric bus fleet," with a total of 35 airside vehicles in use at Holland's main aviation gateway.

"With their massive reliance on diesel-engined vehicles and ground support equipment, airports represent a great opportunity to clean up the air we breathe", said BYD Europe managing director, Isbrand Ho.

"In fact this fleet means ground transportation on airside at Schiphol is completely clean now. The rail transportation to the airport is clean and taxi transportation is on the way to be becoming clean, so the next step is to make bus transportation to the airport zero emission as well.

"We stand ready to work with the operators and government regulatory bodies".

The vehicles in service at the airport have fewer battery packs than other ebuses claims BYD, which also says it is the world's largest producer of pure electric buses.

BYD notes more than 3,000 are in service with the mileage of a single bus already exceeding 287,000km.

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