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LAS Rolls Out First Electric Buses

The Clark County Department of Aviation (DOA) unveiled the first zero emissions battery electric buses in its fleet serving customers traveling between Harry Reid International Airport’s (LAS) terminal buildings and the Airport Consolidated Rent-A-Car Center.

A total of 20 electric buses and supporting charging stations were purchased in part through Federal Aviation Administration, Nevada Division of Environmental Protection, and NV Energy grants. The first four have already been delivered and will soon be on the road, while the remaining 16 are expected in summer 2024.

“Sustainability is top of mind both in our community and within the aviation industry,” said Rosemary Vassiliadis, Clark County Director of Aviation. “The route between LAS and the Airport Rent-A-Car Center is the longest distance our buses travel on a regular basis, and they do so 24 hours a day. This transition will help us modernize our fleet and lower the tailpipe emissions of this facet of our operations.”

Long-term plans include purchasing an additional 30 electric buses to completely replace the fleet that services the Airport Rent-A-Car Center. Earlier this year LAS achieved Level 1 certification from the Airport Carbon Accreditation program.