Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH is gradually modernising the company’s fleet and is switching to vehicles with low fuel consumption and eco-friendly engines. Consumption and emission criteria are taken into consolidation when selecting new vehicles to purchase or lease. With 103 grams of CO2 per kilometre driven, the cars used as standard vehicles since January 2013 have relatively good emission levels.
We are also planning to install recharging stations for ten electric cars in the car park close to the terminal. Vehicles with electric battery-driven engines or hydrogen fuel cells produce no emissions during operation. If the electricity comes from renewable sources or sustainably produced hydrogen then the emissions of greenhouse gases are very low. The airport operator buys green electricity to keep emissions to a minimum. As well as basing the choice of vehicles in our own fleet on robust environmental aspects, we are also examining how the service contractors who work for us can make a contribution to improving the airport’s climate balance and carbon footprint by restructuring their fleets.