This initiative is part of a broader sustainable transportation and transport electrification action plan aimed at making ADM an innovative change agent in the fight against climate change and the reduction of greenhouse gases (GHGs).
The new 100% electric vehicle will be used daily to travel around the area, inspect runways and supervise outdoor work teams during specific activities, including snow removal.
With a lifespan of one million kilometres, the reusable electric drive system installed in this light truck will lower GHGs by up to 9 tonnes annually.
Significant savings are also expected for ADM in the vehicle's operating (80%) and maintenance (50%) costs.
In recent months, ADM has put in place various actions to improve its environmental record. These include:
– Since November 2017, 70% of the fleet of 365 taxis operating at Montréal-Trudeau has been composed of hybrid vehicles, resulting in a reduction of nearly 8,700 tonnes of CO2, equivalent to taking 2,630 cars
– ADM has significantly increased the number of charging stations on its site. By the fall of 2018, 56 terminals will be made available to users, doubling the 28 currently in
– In the summer of 2018, ADM will add an eco-bus to its vehicle fleet to transport passengers to remote parking lots.
"Sustainable development has become an essential condition for the success of organizations and Aéroports de Montréal is committed to this new reality," says ADM's vice president of public affairs, Martin Massé.
"In this regard, ADM's commitment is resulting in concrete actions. In 2017, we invested more than $2.8 million in environmental protection projects which, like this initiative, are making a difference in our day-to-day operations."