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Electric vehicles zip through Soekarno-Hatta, aim to improve service

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Sat, September 7, 2019  /  07:07 pm
Electric vehicles zip through Soekarno-Hatta, aim to improve service

The interior of Terminal 3 Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Banten. (JP /Wendra Ajistyatama)

Soekarno-Hatta International Airport operates a number of electric vehicles of different types, aiming to improve services while producing zero emissions.

Director of state-owned airport operator PT Angkasa Pura (AP) II Muhammad Awaluddin, said in a statement on Sept. 1 that there were seven types of electric vehicles operating in all Soekarno-Hatta airport terminals. Muhammad hopes that the use of electric vehicles will also increase in other public service areas.

Tempo.co lists seven electric vehicles zipping through Soekarno-Hatta:

SkyTrain

Inaugurated in mid-September 2017, Soekarno-Hatta’s Automated People Mover System (APMS) aka SkyTrain or kalayang assists people’s mobility to and from Terminal 1, 2, 3 and the airport SkyTrain station. The train operates daily from 4:33 a.m. to 0:30 a.m.

Electric taxis

Taxi company Blue Bird launched its electric cabs for passengers from Soekarno-Hatta airport late in May, with four Tesla X 75D A/T models and 24 BYD e6 A/T models.

Read also: Blue Bird e-taxis now available at Soekarno Hatta Terminal 3

Buggy car

There are more than 60 buggy cars operating inside the passenger terminals at Soekarno-Hatta airport at the time of writing, whisking travelers to and from the boarding lounge for free.

Electric buses

AP II deployed electric buses during the 2018 Asian Games and Asian Para Games. Produced by homegrown automotive company PT Mobil Anak Bangsa (MAB), the 60-seater buses are also used by national flag carrier Garuda Indonesia as shuttles for airport employees.

Scooters

In collaboration with ride-hailing app Grab, AP II currently provides 20 GrabWheels electric scooters at Soekarno-Hatta airport Terminal 3.

Segway

A common sight in airport terminals these days, service and security officers roam around on board Segways. The two-wheeled personal transporters are electric-powered and easy to use.

Baggage-towing tractors

Passengers’ checked baggage is transported from the aircraft to conveyor belts using these electric-powered tractors. (ran/mut)