New electric shuttle buses at KCI a first for a US airport

Jim Cunningham
October 26, 2017 - 12:35 pm

Kansas City, MO - The next time you jump on a new Blue Bus at the Kansas City airport, you might notice something very different. It's very quiet.

KCI has added four brand-new, zero-emission electric buses to its shuttle fleet.

The 30-foot shuttles are the first to serve an airport in the U.S., according to KCI Director of Aviation Pat Klein.

The Kansas City city council approved the purchase of the buses about a year ago.  The airport expects to add eight more.

They're built by BYD, a battery tech and manufacturing company in Lancaster, California, and customized to serve passenger needs including luggage racks.


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