London-Gatwick Airport (LGW) has become the first international airport to open a dedicated electric vehicle charging station for passengers, staff, local residents, commuters and business fleets.
The facility was officially opened by Gridserve on January 8, 2023, and comes with 30 high-power and low-power electric vehicle chargers available via contactless payment.
While customers wait, they can make use of the station’s high-speed Wi-Fi, lounge area, convenience store and even Costa Coffee.
All charging bays are powered by 100% net zero energy, with the fastest chargers capable of adding up to 100 miles of range in 10 minutes.
“We are proud to be the first international airport to open a GRIDSERVE Electric Forecourt. The charging station has been placed in a strategic location and will be available to millions of passengers, commuters, staff, residents and businesses that pass through the area each year,” Bronwen Jones, Development Director at London Gatwick, said.
LGW has accelerated its commitment to reach net zero by 2030, 10 years ahead of its previous commitment.
“We are making sustainability part of everything we do here at London Gatwick, and we are committed to creating a low-carbon economy by providing new infrastructure that everyone can use, so together we can reduce emissions. As we invest in our long-term, future growth additions such as GRIDSERVE are vital to London Gatwick’s ecosystem,” Jones added.
LGW hopes that by 2030 60% of journeys to and from the airport to be zero or ultra-low emissions by 2030.
To achieve this LGW has recently completed major renovations at the airport’s train station and is helping to fund new hydrogen buses.
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