The Many Benefits Of The All-Electric Tug
High-performance, flexible and economical: the new-generation SHERPA E New Gen in action.
With fuel-operated cargo aircraft tugs, you can assume an average consumption rate of
6 litres of diesel per operating hour.
If we’re talking about a tug in operation for around 2,000 hours per year, the new generation of emission-free SHERPA E New Gen tugs could help to save around 30 tons of CO2 per year, with more power, more flexibility and more efficiency than its diesel counterparts.
Then there are the benefits that electric vehicles are known for: they are quiet, reliable, smooth to drive, require very little maintenance and supply 100% of their power from the second they hit the road.
So it’s no wonder that Jochen Preßmar, R&D Project Manager for electric vehicles at Goldhofer, says: “Being one of the first manufacturers to be able to offer highly attractive electric alternatives in cargo and pushback tugs is of course very gratifying. The trend towards emission-free drive systems is very dynamic and irreversible.”
This stance gives us hope that many other airports will follow Munich’s lead.