[Chonburi] (February 9, 2023) – Bridgestone Thailand has committed to achieving carbon neutrality and driving Thailand towards a sustainable electric vehicle society by rolling out five “Electric shuttle buses (EV shuttle buses)”, the latest alternative environmentally friendly mobility service for teammates of Bridgestone Tire Manufacturing (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (BTMT), Chonburi province. BTMT leverages to service its teammates by using EV shuttle buses, the leading company in Amata City Chonburi Industrial Estate and among Bridgestone Group.
It is expected to generate 43.66% reduction in total CO2 emissions throughout the year*1, contributing to realizing Bridgestone Group's long-term environmental vision to reach carbon neutrality by 2050.
Mr. Shousuke Namiyama, Managing Director of BTMT said, “BTMT aims to leverage clean energy utilization in the production part from 2023 onwards to achieve carbon neutrality. We also provide value to society, business partners, and customers to help realize sustainable growth.
On this occasion, I would like to thank our partner, ATP 30 Public Co., Ltd. (ATP 30), committed to developing sustainable transportation and delivering five EV shuttle buses for BTMT, making us the leading company in Amata City Chonburi Industrial Estate and among Bridgestone Group to start providing sustainable transportation for teammates. As a result, the EV shuttle buses help reduce CO2 emissions compared with internal combustion shuttle buses and reduce air pollution for our teammates and surrounding community. Lastly, I hope Bridgestone and ATP 30 will continue collaborating well to enhance EV transportation service with safe driving in the future.”
With Bridgestone Group's long-term environmental vision to provide sustainable transportation to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 and contribute to sustainable development in Thailand, BTMT has leveraged renewable energy to its company. In 2021, BTMT was the first company among Bridgestone Group in Thailand to install solar rooftop panels to power its truck and bus tire manufacturing operations. This year, BTMT steps in providing sustainable transportation, the EV shuttle buses to service its teammates. This is in line with “Bridgestone E8 Commitment”; “Energy” by utilizing clean energy to realize carbon neutrality, “Ecology” by reducing CO2 emissions and air pollution to the environment and community, “Ease” by bringing comfortable and safe mobility to its teammates, and “Empowerment” by collaborating with business partners to enhance sustainable mobility.
*1 Calculated by ATP 30 Public Co., Ltd., comparing five BTMT’s internal combustion shuttle buses with five EV shuttle buses.