Christchurch Airport is the first business in New Zealand’s South Island to sign up to a global initiative EV100, committing to transitioning its vehicle fleet to 100% electric.
EV100 is an initiative of The Climate Group, an international non-profit based in London, New Delhi and New York, with the mission of accelerating climate action. EV100 members commit to becoming 100% electric by 2030.
The airport already has eight electric vehicles (EVs), meaning its fleet is currently 40% electric. It also hosts Yoogo, an EV sharing scheme for community use.
Malcolm Johns, chief executive at Christchurch Airport, said, “We are continually looking at our operations and challenging ourselves to become greener. Energy use is a key focus for us, we have cut the terminal’s energy use by 20% since 2013. With the transport sector the fastest-growing contributor to climate change, transitioning our vehicle fleet to electric is a sensible next step.
“The South Island has a unique and spectacular environment and we all need to do our bit to preserve it for future generations. Our team is delighted to be part of EV100 and takes great pride in doing what we can to look after our place in the world.”