London City powers up green airport transfers
London City Airport today opened its first electric car charging stations.
The airport is offering seven new charging stations for use by passengers, staff and black cab
The initial instalment will include three 50kW rapid and four 22kW fast charging points, of which one 50kW charger will be specially designated for use by the local black cab community.
The remaining rapid and fast chargers will be located in the airport’s car parks and will be available to passengers, staff and minicabs.
The installation was undertaken by UK Power Networks Services, who manage the private electricity network of London City Airport.
The service will be provided by BP Pulse and a rapid charge for passengers will cost 30p per kWh, with payment possible either by credit card or via the BP Pulse app.
To promote sustainable journeys and make electric cars more affordable, a salary sacrifice finance scheme was offered to all London City Airport staff late last year, in partnership with Tusker.
This will continue to be offered to new starters as the airport plans for a recruitment drive throughout 2022.
London City Airport CEO, Robert Sinclair said: “Travel is about more than just a flight and we are committed to encouraging clean journeys, whether by electric car or by DLR, to and from London City.”
“As we start to offer connections to more destinations, I am hopeful that the electric charging stations will help re-affirm our position as the airport with the best sustainable transport links in the UK.”
“Aviation Minister Robert Courts said: “As we build back greener from the Covid-19 pandemic, it is great to see London City Airport leading the way in catering for the growing number of people who are switching to electric vehicles.”
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