Menzies Aviation to pilot new electric vans at LAX

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Aviation services company Menzies Aviation has agreed to a 60-day pilot of electric vans from Mullen Automotive across its operations at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

The pilot is to evaluate Mullen’s Class 1 Electric Vehicle (EV) cargo vans, which will be used in Menzies’ day-to-day operations at LAX.

Loop Global will be providing charging infrastructure and fleet operations software to service the vans through its electric vehicle fleet as-a-service (EVFaaS) programme.

Menzies currently has over 8,000 vehicles at more than 250 airports around the world and is ‘committed to switching to electric wherever possible to reduce emissions in line with its sustainability strategy’.

John Redmond, Executive Vice President for the Americas at Menzies Aviation said: “Collaborating with suppliers, airports, and our airline customers is absolutely vital for Menzies to achieve its sustainability goals. We have committed to switching to electric vehicles wherever possible to reduce our carbon emissions, however charging infrastructure can be a barrier so it’s great to be working with both Mullen and Loop to pilot a solution at LAX. Early feedback is positive and I’m looking forward to seeing the results from this collaboration.”

Menzies Aviation aims to be carbon neutral before 2033, when the company will celebrate its 200th anniversary.

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