WallyPark is now offering all-electric shuttle bus service from its off-site parking location to catch a flight at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) – the first such service in the country.
Owned by the L&R Group of Companies, WallyPark 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.
“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 as 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, and will soon add the electric shuttle buses to San Diego International and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International airports.