Air BP, the specialized aviation division of BP, introduced a zero-emissions aircraft refueling vehicle at the Dubai Air Show 2007.
Each of Air BP’s Environmentally Friendly Refueling Vehicles (EFRVs) is powered by a 96-volt DC motor coupled to the standard Isuzu manual transmission. The battery bank is charged from grid power in off peak times, taking between 2-4 hours.
On-board solar panels charge two 12 or 24 volt batteries, which in turn power the brake interlock system, lights, hydraulic power pack and a small air compressor. Any surplus power from these solar panels is directed to the main 96-volt battery bank.