Electric Airport Taxis from Refex eVeelz begin operations at Bengaluru Airport

The big step towards sustainability was taken on World Environment Day

Bengaluru, 5th June 2024 : A new fleet of electric vehicle (EV) Airport Taxis from Refex eVeelz by Refex Group’s Green Mobility vertical has been introduced at the Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru today to mark the World Environment Day. The new EV fleet comprises 175 compact SUVs and comes in two colours – teal and pink.

Sharing more details about the sustainability initiatives, Hari Marar, Managing Director & CEO of Bangalore International Airport Ltd, said, “At BIAL, our commitment to environmental sustainability drives us to continually innovate. The introduction of the EV taxi fleet and the tree planting drive are significant strides towards reducing our carbon footprint and enhancing the green spaces within the airport. As many as 100 trees have been planted in the campus showcasing our dedication to nurture and revitalise the surroundings and also create greener spaces. With a strong focus on providing sustainable ecological solutions, these dual initiatives will positively contribute to the ecosystem and improve the overall experience for the passengers and the local community.”

Passengers can book the new EV Taxis, either at the airport taxi stands in both terminals or through the BLR Pulse mobile application. While the teal-coloured SUVs echoes BLR Airport’s unwavering dedication to sustainability, the pink ones are for female passengers, also operated by female drivers. As an enhanced safety measure, each female passenger is provided with a ‘Pink Card’ with contact numbers of duty manager, local police and ambulance services.

Speaking on the occasion, Anil Jain, Managing Director, Refex Group said, “Refex’s Green Mobility vertical is on a mission to provide reliable, safe and cleaner options of commute through Refex eVeelz. Our 100% company owned and leased EV fleet, our driver partners, and our processes provide a safe and ecofriendly commuting experience.”

With Refex eVeelz fleet in action, over 50 percent of the fleet at the airport has become electric. The carbon emissions from the BLR airport will be reduced drastically and this will prove beneficial to the immediate airport surroundings and beyond.
Bangalore International Airport Ltd continues to work towards attaining its long-term vision of transitioning all vehicles at BLR Airport to sustainable options. The successful implementation of semi-robotic aircraft towering vehicles and EV vehicles on both airside and landside is contributing to broader environmental goals, fostering a greener future for all.

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