London Gatwick has opened a dedicated charging station for electric vehicles (EV).
Called GRIDSERVE Electric Forecourt, the new facility features 30 high- and low-power EV chargers available via contactless payment.
Other features include high-speed Wi-Fi, a lounge area, Costa Coffee, Little Fresh convenience store and an interactive EV experience area.
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.
Travellers can also speak to a GRIDSERVE EV Guru for advice on the best vehicle for their needs and the opportunity to go for a test drive.
The move underscores Gatwick’s ambition for 60% of journeys to and from the airport to be zero- or ultra- low emissions by 2030.
The Electric Forecourt is located on the Ring Road South approach to London Gatwick’s South Terminal. The building is open daily from 4:30am-10pm, with chargers available 24/7 year-round.
Bronwen Jones, Development Director at London Gatwick, said: “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. As we invest in our long-term, future growth additions such as GRIDSERVE are vital to London Gatwick’s ecosystem.”
Toddington Harper, CEO, GRIDSERVE, added: “As we launch our third Electric Forecourt at London Gatwick, we mark a significant milestone in the evolution of sustainable transportation. We are excited to open our first charging facility at an international airport and help London Gatwick on its journey to net zero.”