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Congonhas Airport has a 100% electric bus

Congonhas Airport

Starting this week, passengers at Congonhas airport, managed by Aena, will have more comfort when using remote boarding or disembarking, carried out with the help of buses. HIGER Azure A12BR electric vehicles have entered the testing phase at the terminal. Developed exclusively for the Brazilian market, in a partnership between TEVX Motors, Higer and Engie, the model has zero gas and noise emissions, with a range of 270 km.  

Designed with a low floor and an exclusive “kneeling” suspension system, the bus allows passengers with mobility difficulties to board in a much safer and more comfortable way. Inside, the vehicle also has wide corridors and an access ramp in the central door, essential for passengers with reduced mobility. 

“This is another important step towards bringing electromobility technology to people's daily lives, in order to value safety, comfort and, above all, accessibility for everyone”, highlights Marcelo Barella, director of Higer Bus for Latin America. 

For Aena's Director of Infrastructure, Operations and IT, Raúl Moya, the partnership between Aena and Engie aims to offer the best for passengers, both in comfort and sustainability. “Our goal is to reach the milestone of 100% of the Congonhas fleet with electric buses, reaffirming our commitment to decarbonization and innovation”, he highlighted. 

Another distinguishing feature of the vehicle is its focus on comfort and convenience, such as colored LED lights, a greater number of well-distributed USB chargers and an ecological air conditioning system with individual air outlets on the sides. The solution offers a more air-conditioned environment in any season of the year, which is complemented by UV-treated glass. This will be the second test of the vehicle at airports, the first simulation took place at Recife airport, also within the partnership with Engie and Aena.

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