Electric buses from December 2023: EBS will charge at Lelystad Airport
Lelystad Airport has signed a lease agreement with the public transport company EBS for a newly constructed charging station for 28 electric buses. This will allow EBS to commence electric bus transportation in and around Lelystad starting from December 10, 2023, replacing the current diesel buses.
EBS and Lelystad Airport entered this partnership because EBS couldn’t find a suitable location for its charging station due to capacity constraints on the energy grid. Therefore, Lelystad Airport is willing to provide a portion of its capacity to enable electric bus transportation in the region in a timely manner.
EBS is currently in the process of installing the charging station near the new passenger terminal.
This collaboration contributes to the region and province’s interests and aligns perfectly with Lelystad Airport’s sustainability strategy. The contracting authority, Provincie Flevoland, EBS, and Lelystad Airport are pleased with this sustainable partnership and look forward to EBS’s electric buses hitting the road.