News: WallyPark Electric Shuttle Buses Now At Los Angeles International Airport

No Emissions from Parking to the Plane

For the eco-minded living in the Los Angeles area, WallyPark shuttling service now offers battery electric shuttle bus service from its off-site parking location to catch a flight at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), making it the first all-electric airport parking service in the country.

WallyPark, owned by the L&R Group of Companies, purchased 16 Zero Emissions Utility Shuttle (ZEUS) buses for its Los Angeles facility as part of a 50-unit order from Phoenix Motor Cars, an Ontario, Calif.–based developer of electric vehicles for the fleet market.

WallyPark electric shuttle bus

Zero emission shuttle now available at LAX

“We are pleased to partner with Phoenix Motor Cars as we electrify our fleet of buses. We are committed to this technology and to providing our customers with a superior driving experience,” said L&R Head of Operations, Ed Pomponio.

Each bus carries up to 14 passengers and their luggage between the airport’s terminals and the WallyPark parking location, about a four-mile roundtrip.

Phoenix Motor Cars said each of the shuttles is expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 60 tons of carbon dioxide per year compared with a conventional diesel shuttle. The buses have fast-charging capability, allowing full charging to take place in less than three hours.

L&R operates airport shuttle services in 10 major metropolitan areas across the nation, including Joe’s Airport Parking. It will soon add electric shuttle buses to San Diego International and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International airports.

 

 

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Larry E. Hall is the Editor-At-Large at Clean Fleet Report. His interest and passion for automobiles began at age 7, cleaning engine parts for his father, a fleet manager for a regional bakery. He has written about cars and the automobile industry for more than 25 years and has focused his attention on “green” cars and advanced technology vehicles. Larry’s articles have been published by Microsoft’s MSNBC.com and MSN Autos as their alternative vehicles correspondent, and is currently the Senior Editor at HybridCars.com. His work has appeared in metro and suburban newspapers as well as business publications and trade journals. He is the founding president of the Northwest Automotive Press Association and a member of the Motor Press Guild. Larry lives and drives in Olympia Wa. with his wife, Lynne, who shares his passion for cars.

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