The cart, which was unveiled at the International GSE Expo in Las Vegas, serves as a mobile charging platform for battery-powered ground support equipment, saving around 800 tons of carbon emissions a year.
It will meet charging demands that current airport infrastructure cannot meet and DHL will replace older combustion powered equipment with new eGSE, which can be charged by the new unit.
The AmpCart, designed by JBT AeroTech, has 4 to 6 chargers with 2 output charging cables each for a total of 8 to 12 charging connectors.
It can also act as a backup system in the case of a power outage, allowing ground equipment to continue normal operations.
The charging cart will be introduced at San Diego International Airport next month and then at John F. Kennedy International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport and San Francisco International Airport.
Greg Hewitt, CEO of DHL Express US, says, “Mobile charging technology is a significant step forward in DHL’s commitment to reducing its carbon footprint and meeting ambitious sustainability goals in the coming years. We’re looking at ways to be more sustainable and environmentally conscious across all aspects of our operation.”