Sea-Tac Airport Switches Diesel Service Vehicles to Electric Vehicles

Part of a program to reduce fuel consumption and pollution, Sea-Tac Airport has replaced diesel-powered service vehicles with a new convoy of electric-powered vehicles that will transfer baggage and move planes.

The Airport worked with the largest tenant, Alaska Airlines, to replace baggage tugs, planeside luggage conveyors and pushback aircraft tugs with battery-powered vehicles. The new vehicles will be charged through a network of electrical connections that line aircraft ramps. They also increased the number of charging stations to 576 to accommodate the increase in battery-powered vehicles.

Read more about the programs being implemented at the Sea-Tac Airport to make it one of the nation’s most environmentally-friendly airports.