London Gatwick airport has opened a dedicated electric vehicle (EV) charging station, located on the ring road near the South Terminal.

London Gatwick airport has opened a dedicated electric vehicle (EV) charging station, located on the ring road near the South Terminal.

The Gridserve facility has 30 high-power and low-power electric vehicle chargers, which are available 24 hours a day via contactless payment.

All charging bays are powered by 100 per cent net zero energy, with the fastest chargers capable of adding up to 100 miles of range in 10 minutes.

Additional facilities at the forecourt will include wifi, a lounge area, toilets, Costa Coffee, Little Fresh convenience store and an interactive EV experience area, open from 4.30am – 10pm.

Bronwen Jones, development director, 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.

“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.”

The new facility follows the opening of London Gatwick’s new-look train station in November, the funding of hydrogen buses on the local Metrobus network, and investments to double the Reading train service, all of which contribute towards London Gatwick’s ambition for 60 per cent of journeys to and from the airport to be zero or ultra-low emissions by 2030.